|Womens Movement Towards Equality
The Women¡¯s Movement Towards Equality
For centuries, all over the world, women have been forced to stand in the shadow of man because they were seen as weak individuals not worthy of equality. And for centuries, all over the world, women have fought to prove them wrong.
In early 15th century Venice, young girls were only give three options for the pathways of their lives when they reached womanhood: marriage, prostitution, or becoming a bride of Christ (a nun). ¡°Marriage placed a woman in virtually the only acceptable position that society allowed¡¦marriage defined the life of a woman.¡± (Ruggiero,11)
Females were seen as sexual beings, which led to numerous cases of sexual violence. ¡°¡¦For society as a whole it seems to have been a wise policy in light of the fact that women, especially women of lesser status, were viewed as inferior and lustful creatures who could change from lover to victim with alarming ease.¡± (Ruggiero, 32) Young g...