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(May 25, 2007 by support Send DollMail )
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Throughout much of history, women have been called the weaker sex. I guess it's because they are smaller than men and can't lift as much weight. Because they are the "weaker gender" women don't get to do as many interesting things as men or have as many rights - at least that was the case until just recently.

Good Queen Bess

For hundreds of years, anything that belonged to a woman became her husband's when she got married. Not wanting to have to deal with the drama of a husband claiming to be superior to her, Queen Elizabeth I of England simply never got married. She was called "The Virgin Queen," as she never had a husband, but the nickname might not have been correct. She had many affairs, but never let her boyfriends get close to her fortune or her kingdom. The rules about husbands taking over the property of their wives is still in effect in many countries today, and only went away in the UK and US in the last eighty years.

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc lived a bit before Queen Elizabeth, and was French rather than English. Joan, at the age of seventeen, became a national hero by leading troops on the battlefield. She felt compelled to drive out the British, and waiting around for the men to take care of it just wasn't enough for her.

She suited up in some armor and did what she could to take matters into her own hands. At one point, she even refused to leave the field of battle when she was injured. Considering most women of the time were told to stay home and wait for the men to handle everything, Joan certainly did stand out as a tough young woman.

Susan B. Anthony

Susan and her friend Elizabeth Cody Stanton were two of the leading ladies in getting women equal rights in the United States.
Susan and Elizabeth lived and worked in the time period surrounding the Civil War (mid 1800s) and had many causes they supported. First they supported freeing all the slaves and then they acted on behalf of women, claiming women should have the right to vote and that women should be treated equally to men.

The opinion was not popular with men, of course, and women were not allowed to vote until 1920 in all states of the United States. Some states, like Wyoming, let women vote earlier, but the universal law allowing women to vote has only been in effect a little over eighty years. In the UK all women were not allowed to vote until 1928.

Women Today

Today women are just as, if not more, successful and powerful as men. More women graduate from college every year than men do. Less than 150 years ago, many colleges wouldn't even allow women to attend! Now women are turning out more educated and are able to perform the same jobs as men. There are still areas that women don't get the same perks as men Ė such as money and short lines at bathrooms, but gaps are closing every day!

It's hard to imagine less than 100 years ago, women were not allowed to vote, much less actually have a political job (other than being the secretary.) Women were treated a lot like dolls and were actually thought to be unable to make up their minds about things like money or politics. I guess, it's pretty clear men were wrong all of these years, and now we might even have a woman president of the United States. Women are weak? I don't think so!


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Lingushi

19/Female
Canton, NC
Posted On: November 3, 2007
Girls are so NOT weak! I mean I'm like as strong if not stronger then my guy friend, and I'm a girl!

Plus my guy friend, he is always playing a sport like basket ball or base ball.

Oh yeah, and REALLY good artical!

~Lingushi~
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NinjaChick11

23/Female
Canada
Posted On: September 23, 2007
I do karate and I can beat up pretty much any of the guys at my karate club. My dad says apparently guys have muscles and bones that are built a different way then ours are and are meant to be stronger...
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savvypunk

105/Female
Puyallup, WA
Posted On: August 31, 2007
Boys can do anything girls can do better xP

haha
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lovedj17

23/Female
Ripon, WI
Posted On: August 12, 2007
Okay first, nobody's gonna be dying, because we want to still have humans on earth. Second, girls rule, and can do most things that men can do like being the smartest student or playing soccer. You go Doll Palace, you are totally right. Just plz don't kill any boys or we might not have humans on thsi planet anymore.
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Starygirl203

19/Female
Posted On: August 7, 2007
Women and men are the same. But men make fun of girls because they like to be the strongest. But girls don't exactly care about that kind of thing. Wel its like that at my school. Psh, were stronger because we don't go around trying to prove it!
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xfairyxwingsx

22/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 23, 2007
Women and men are both equal. Although I tend to think that women are better, everyone is still the same thing. No one is weak. So in conclusion...DIE BOYS!!! GIRLS ARE BETTER!!!
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hottstuff6789

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 13, 2007
WEAK WTF
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hottstuff6789

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 13, 2007
WEEK WAT
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: June 18, 2007
WOMEN R SO NOT WEAK!!! WE CAN DO ANYTHING WE WANT TO DO!!! BETTER THAN MEN TOO
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eava4

20/Female
San Diego, CA
Posted On: June 10, 2007
GIRLS GO TO COLLEGE TO GET MORE SMARTER BUYS GO TO JUPITER TO GET MORE STUPIDIER
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Magma123

22/Female
Japan
Posted On: June 9, 2007
^^ Woman rock out loud!

We're more educated

But we need more females in office!

Hilary Clinton should win presidency! I swear! ^^ If she doesnt.. I will (Though I have no clue 'bout politics 'cept Bush is like, paining our country instead of helping it =.=)
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chompyoliver

20/Female
Posted On: June 9, 2007
GIRLS ARE AWESOME!!
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superhero_1

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: May 30, 2007
Girl power!

Some Boys are Just *daydreamy*

But women stick together

That is why there is national women's day!
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Catlover642

24/Female
Itasca, TX
Posted On: May 30, 2007
Girls are smarter than boys!

and better!

:]
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envyismybish

23/Female
Japan
Posted On: May 30, 2007
I've been a feminist for as long as I can remember, and you are right! Totally right! Women and men are EQUAL. The differences between women are physical, and that's it. Aside from that, we're all the same decaying organic materials as everyone else.

Personally, my heroine is Nefertiti. She was the first female ruler of Egypt, and she kicked some serious butt. Girl power? I think yes. ♥
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