Women’s Rights In Canada And The World

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Before the 1700 and 1800s women in some of areas had the right to vote. They also had the right to inherit properties. Because back then the world did mostly farming, men and women shared the work. Also the men shared in child care.
In the late 1700s after the American revolution there was an industrial revolution and men started the earn money while the women stayed home. All the way through the early 1800s there was a huge deterioration in women's rights. In 1824 the courts voted in favor of " The Rule Of Thumb" which stated that a man could beat his wife if the stick was less thick than the width of his thumb. They also lost their right to vote. The women's dresses had to get more and more elaborate with hoop skirts by the mid 1800s. They became icons of beauty and nothing more.
Then by the 1870s they outlawed abortions and contraception which means that women in society had no other job in society other than children, and they were not allowed to say anything on the subject.
As the beginning of the 1900s drew near there was a change in the rights of women. As more women were working and getting higher education there was a huge movement. Dresses got more practical as the hoop skirt was replaced with a narrower dress. Organizations of women worked very hard and finally in 1917 they finally got the right to vote.
The 1920s had more movement toward women's rights. In the 1920s the dresses got shorter and women were allowed to drink, smoke, and have a social life.
This short time of women's freedom came to a halt when The Great Depression came in the 1930s. The government favoured male employees over female ones.
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...he light there could be more laws made to stop discrimination. Plus that would be more of a plus for Canada because for we would be leading and not stuck following.
One thing that could be done is to stop the Glass Ceiling Effect. There are extremely qualified women who do not have the high end jobs that they obviously deserve. We should start with larger companies and work downward. There should be a law that any large business should have at least 50% women workers so that there is less discrimination.
Also once every five years the government should get a business report from the top ten companies in Canada to make sure that wages are fair and equally balanced between men and women employees.
Women’s rights have come along way to being equal to men. But if people (not just women keep working on it we can make the gap between men and women even smaller.
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