Women 's Growing Power Of Women

2306 Words Jul 31st, 2014 10 Pages
From being able to venture into a multitude of fields such as politics, the armed forces

and everything in between, women have come a long way from just a short 200 years ago

when the sole purpose of a woman’s existence would be restricted to finding a

husband, reproducing, and devoting the rest of her life to her family. A woman’s lack of

education would be taken advantage of, leading her to be victim to harsh

objectification by society. Women have fought to acquire gender equality – and to an

extent still are. A breakthrough in the feminist movement was the ratification of the 19th

Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Women then started to break free from

their dependence on men, and fearlessly explored the world outside of their kitchen

window and shared their opinions on various global issues. Women’s growing power had

been advertised in many ways, one of them being through commercials. Their long hard

struggle deserved recognition and honor, and women were then portrayed with respect.

Although this was not too long ago mindsets have changed, and in accordance with them

so have advertisements. In the past, women have been extremely reliant on men and it

was only in 1891 that women were allowed to separate from their husbands if they

wished to. They had been treated like puppets and dolls and were depicted as the

inferior gender. Today, many advertisements show women as sex objects in order to

sell their products more…

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