Sometimes it is hard to see where you are going or how far you have come without first looking back. And so begins a look back at women’s history.
In the early nineteenth century, women were considered second-class citizens.
In fact, women’s existence was limited to the interior life of the home and care of the children. At the time, women were considered just extensions of their husbands. After marriage women did not have the right to own property, maintain their wages, or sign a contract. And, of course, they could not vote.
At the time, society was such that it was expected that women be obedient wives. This meant that they were never to hold a thought or opinion independent of their husbands. And it was considered improper for women to travel alone or to speak in public.