Essay on Women´s Legal Right Throughout History

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Throughout US, History women have had fewer legal rights and career opportunities than men mainly because women have always been considered weaker than men. According to www.wic.org household chores, was left to women while the man hunted and plowed the fields. Back then a women’s traditional role was always seen as a social role. For example, one stereotype of a women’s role throughout the US history is “a women’s place is in the house” and during those times it largely determined how women viewed and expressed themselves. And it seems as though women had no say so in anything that went on rather if its politics, voting, war you name it those women had no voice even the women who were married. Being that England had developed a law …show more content…
Throughout US, History women have had fewer legal rights and career opportunities than men mainly because women have always been considered weaker than men. According to www.wic.org household chores, was left to women while the man hunted and plowed the fields. Back then a women’s traditional role was always seen as a social role. For example, one stereotype of a women’s role throughout the US history is “a women’s place is in the house” and during those times it largely determined how women viewed and expressed themselves. And it seems as though women had no say so in anything that went on rather if its politics, voting, war you name it those women had no voice even the women who were married. Being that England had developed a law known as “Equity” that means that women could divorce her husband, but he kept legal control of both the kids and property while the (ex) wife would be left with nothing. As for working, it wasn’t until the 19th century that women were allowed to work outside their homes but only in places like textile mills, and garment shops in 1847 “Britain passed a ten-hour-day,” meaning women and children can’t work past ten hours. “However, some of these labor laws were seen as restricting the rights of working women.” “For instance, laws prohibiting women from working more than an eight-hour day or from working at night effectively prevented women from holding many jobs, particularly supervisory positions that might require overtime work.”(www.wic.org )
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