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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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kutekelsey

21/Female
Athens, OH
Posted On: May 27, 2007
yuh know i wish one day a women could once be president.All of the men or boys around here say that a women just cant do the job.I'd be sooo happy if i women finally stepped in to do the job and actually stick to it...lol then we would have like the man take the place of what the women are called when men r president..thatd be weird..i totally agree that us girls rock! and we can ALMOST do as much as u men can..
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reebeth

93/Female
Stafford, VA
Posted On: May 26, 2007
Oh,Yeah! Girl power, yo!
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fentonsgirl14

22/Female
Posted On: May 26, 2007
its elizabeth CADY stanton..not cody..

just though you should all know =)
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virtugirl333

22/Female
Baltimore, MD
Posted On: May 26, 2007
I think that the battle betwen women & men will go on forver. Of corse, we all know that the women will win...
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superhero_1

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: May 26, 2007
So true! GR!
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suicidal_angel

19/Female
Posted On: May 25, 2007
fabulous article. women are more powerfull than most of today's sexist men understand. they have better things to do than stand around in revealing outfits and look beautiful and thin
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Knewgirl

22/Female
New Zealand
Posted On: May 25, 2007
was New Zealand really the first country to let women vote if so Yeah go New Zeland^_^
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Angel7733

21/Female
Antarctica
Posted On: May 25, 2007
its sooo good that we women have proven ourselves to be capable. our rights began growing during WW1 because, as the men were away at war, women had to fill in, and once we realisd 'hey we can do this' we started vying for rights. this is in Australia, and we were the 2nd to allow the vote to women, first going to NZ. but how sad is it that, in some countries even today, women still have no rights :'(
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Aerolyn

21/Female
South Park Villa, WA
Posted On: May 25, 2007
well,i've heard several people say that women are the "dominant" gender.y'know do jobs that guys can do,and be able to give birth & wear difficult clothing (sorta adds to the "dominance" thing i guess {shrugs})

in some very early civilizations,women had the same rights as men.kind of odd considering later women didn't have rights or were even lower in other civilizations .

Of course,there is the "Can't Live With 'Em,Can't Live Without 'Em" saying in our world,when you think about it

I like Joan of Arc .I like equality though.
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xJESSiCA

20/Female
Colorado Springs, CO
Posted On: May 25, 2007
We are awesome, but we wouldn't be so awesome without guys, and we have to realize that as well. But then again, without us, or if they had to have babies, we would be extinct.

Random fact: My grandmother's name was Susan Anthony. Middle was Marie, though. Same as mine.

Joan of Arc is a great role model for all girls, along with those other girls.
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brittanykowale

28/Female
Bluewell, WV
Posted On: May 25, 2007
We r sooooo awesome!!!
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nixy_noodles

22/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: May 25, 2007
Totally Agree!

Girls Rock!

- Nikki
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soft_kittens

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: May 25, 2007
Rock ON!!!
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my_boy_jet

108/Female
Weston, MO
Posted On: May 25, 2007
I love Joan of Arc, but could care less about any English queen.
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SILLYx_LoveSon

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: May 25, 2007
Joan of Arc was a great hero. I wish you had told the whole story of these amazing women. Anyway great article!

Second to comment!

~Lily
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