Unit 2: How Have the Lives of Women Changed?

When you look through a timeline of the lives of women over the past 200 years, you can see the oppression and inequality we have faced. Not being allowed to do the simplest things like going for a walk or even being able to vote still exist in this modern world. I can certainly say that the lives of women are better. But how can we say we live in an equal world if on so many places on the planet girls and women are denied things that girls and women in Canada take for granted.

In the early 19th century female colonists were living under many different rules and regulations. There were many things that they weren’t allowed to do. Such as owning land or divorcing their husbands, 2 things most women around the world are allowed to do today. A similarity between then and now is that usually the women do the housework and take care of the children and a sad thing that is still the same is less pay for the same amount of work (Cranny, Jarvis, Moles & Seney, 2009).

Now in the western world people would say that women have it pretty equal with men except for some traditions that favour one gender or the other. Sadly, in some places in the world women are denied their freedom because they are women. In some extreme cases female babies are killed (Three Deadliest Words in the World: It’s a Girl, 2012). We need to hope that in the next few years we can help change that. For more information about women’s rights and education visit :http://becauseiamagirl.ca

Cranny,M., Jarvis,G., Moles,G., & Seney,B. Horizons: Canada’s emerging identity (2009).

Mattes,B.(2012) Three Deadliest Words in the World: It’s a Girl. Retrieved from:http://www.lifenews.com/2012/09/07/three-deadliest-words-in-the-world-its-a-girl/

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