Since the 1950's, the labor force participation rates for women have increased a lot.
Everyday, more women bring home a paycheck. On the other hand, families with children maintained by women are also increasing. More and more women have become the heads of families, and they are the financial supports of their families. This statistic shows that more women strive to be equal to men, and they do not financially depend on men any more.
In some traditional countries, women are still doing their housework. They even do not have a chance to go to school. But in developed countries, the status of women is different from those who live in Third world societies. Women can study whatever they want. In modern communication, education has become the major key to getting a high-income job. If women want to be equal to men, they must educate themselves. The reason why women are not equal to men in some traditional countries is that they financially depend on their husbands. They can not live by themselves without men?s paychecks. They can not find a good job and be financially independent because they have no knowledge. So the first step to be equal to men is to get an education that is on the same level as men. And that is what women did in the past two decades. More and more women earned a high-school diploma or a college degree. They achieved their goals to be equal to men by educating themselves.
Secondly, more women have the opportunity to get a job. Comparing to the past, when women stayed home and took care of their children. They got no pay for their housework, and they were the burdens of their families. Time passed and many women escaped from their housework and put themselves in the mainstream of society. More women are in professional jobs such as engineers, lawyers, judges, managers, and doctors. Since types of jobs that women have had changed, their status also...