Institution of Learning:
Transformation of American Women
Through out history, women particularly American women have had fewer legal rights and career opportunities. Since the early times, women were not allowed to vote, could not control money, and were often treated as property, owned by their male relatives. Women had no access to education and right to express themselves. Furthermore, women were considered as the weaker sex, and unable to perform work requiring muscular or intellectual development. However, by the 1970s a revolution for liberation overtook the lives of women in America. Women achieved the right to vote, own property and education. In the years that followed, American women became autonomous individuals with the full range of legal rights and responsibilities (Dubois and Dumenil 112)
This wave culminated in tremendous equality in the 21st century. Traditionally, the appropriate education for the woman was learning household chores from her mother. This mindset however has evolved tremendously. As it is, women today have excelled in various educational fields even those previously reserved for men, such as engineering. In fact, the number of women recruited for graduate studies continue to grow, majority of these women being in the ages of not less than 29.
With the increased enrolment of women into graduate school, more women have joined the workforce. It is estimated that, women make almost half of the American workforce today. Furthermore, more women hold senior management positions while another large number have successfully established and run their own companies. More and more women are running multibillion-dollar enterprises, contrary to the early belief that only men could do so. Moreover, women continue to excel in professions that were previously reserved for men, such as medicine, armed forces, and engineering. Because of this financial independence and access to education,...