Women have just as many job opportunities as men in the 21st century than in the 19th century. In Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Speech at Seneca Falls in 1848 she exclaimed, “to declare our right to be free as man is free…to have disgraceful laws as give man the power to chastise and imprison his wife, to take the wages which she earns.” This shows that women are less equal then men. In the present day, women have more opportunities than in 1800’s. I read this in the article International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family.  The texts states, “over the course of the twentieth century, women’s labor force participation has risen  from 20% to over 60%.”  In summary, presently women have job opportunities that are the same as men.

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