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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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scropiodragon7

25/Female
Dobson, NC
Posted On: May 30, 2007
In the 1800's it was considered a waste to eduacte a girl. Ironically, most teachers today are women. Most Northern men during the civil war said they would help women get the right to vote if they would help African American men the right first. (I say they should have just killed two birds with one stone)
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kiyaberryhot

20/Female
Panama City, FL
Posted On: May 29, 2007
we are the bomb ready to go off and the boyz cant handle us!!!
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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: May 29, 2007
We're all da princesses!!
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gothicflower

24/Female
Latvia
Posted On: May 29, 2007
In my country ther is a women president. And she is the best president we have ever got. Such a pity that this is her last year as the head of the country
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dadezgurl

21/Female
Antarctica
Posted On: May 28, 2007
yup i does stink when all the guys say that we girls cant do the stuff they do. but whatever prove them wrong by playing tackle football with them. then they'll never make fun of you again!! GIRLS ROCK
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Hollimer

23/Female
Torrance, CA
Posted On: May 28, 2007
i hate it when men think girls are wussies.
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bananas10

19/Female
Posted On: May 28, 2007
OF COURSE GIRLS ROCK!!!!!
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ladizgal

24/Female
Posted On: May 27, 2007
girl power rocks! Girls are just as good as boys!
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cornelia_weasl

23/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: May 27, 2007
I slap hard if I want to. My boyfriend will tease me by taking my stuff and I grab his hair and pull a bit. He gives it back. I also pinch the back of peoples necks and pull on their ears. Works every time.
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MermaidGem76

18/Female
Union, KY
Posted On: May 27, 2007
All true.We're totally not weak!NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A GIRL'S HARD-CORE INSIDE I TELL YOU!
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babyamberx

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: May 27, 2007
yer we is cool

us grls gotta stay strong

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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: May 27, 2007
Hell yeahz all girls are strong!
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islay12

20/Female
Canada
Posted On: May 27, 2007
Rock out girls! we rock!!!!!
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evenstr

22/Female
Canton, OH
Posted On: May 27, 2007
One thing I want to know is how far back male dominance has gone. Did cavewomen sit at home and sew all day? I doubt it; there was too much work to be done.
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taylorbabe

21/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: May 27, 2007
girlz are so not week! they can do much more than boys such as we can wear skirts,dresses and they can't. so cool! I have a man wear a dress before. I felt like I was gonna puke! But ive got a boyfriend so I can't really do anything.He is so cute his name is jamie and at night he cuddles me up and then he kisses me. When he does that I feal like a princess.xoxo
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