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Position of Women in Society

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Julie Trach

The Position of Women in Society

In the early days women were seen as wives who were intended to cook, clean, and take care of the kids. They were not allowed to vote while men took care of having jobs and paying any bills that had to be paid. Fifty to seventy years ago, a woman was no more than a house wife, caregiver, and at their husbands beck and call. Women had no personal opinion, no voice, and no freedom. Lastly, women have always been treated like they are never good enough for careers outside of the home.   The sex of a person should not determine what type of duties or what kind of job a person will have. It should be up to a person's own will not the decisions of society. It was believed, even back in the 1600's, during the time of the Puritans that women should not have any rights outside of her home expect to teach her children about life, morals, and religion.   In communities such as this women had to depend on her husband to provide for the family and to take care of them.   Women were made to fell like they had no duties in their community.   The role of women in society was contributed by religious beliefs and the constant negative attitude that man has given women.   Women were treated like they were property of men, with no voice in their own fate.   Changes in the family began when women wanted more from life. Since the 1960s and 1970s century, the women's movements and women's studies have been beginning to rise throughout the world. These moves have had big effect and in fact the position of women was reconsidered. Nowadays, women play an important part in modern society. Many women are going into professions, such as medicine, law and engineering. They comprise a large part of the workers in businesses and factories. In addition, they are working up to important positions which used to be held mainly by men. There are even some businesses which are run completely be women. Clearly, women are making outstanding...