What is a woman? Today we see them as “the opposite sex”, the beauty of the human race, and the mothers of our children. By looking back to the earliest of human species many women assumed a particular cultural role. In hunter-gatherer societies, women were generally the gatherers of plant foods, small animal foods, fish, and learned to use dairy products, while men hunted meat from large animals. However it was the female who prepared all the food for her family. Today, thousands of year’s later women still have the same core role, going to the grocery shop, purchasing food supplies, and caring for the family. However, in the early centuries, despite these tasks that women had, they were heavily discriminated against.
During the early ages (776BC) the most heavily discriminating act against women was the fact that they were not allowed to compete in the Olympics. Women were seen as the “weaker” sex, not capable of doing tasks that require pushing their physical capabilities. Today, statistics show that more women win gold medals at the Olympics than men, and receive global recognition for it. By this small comparison, it has obvious that through the ages, society’s opinion towards women have changed drastically.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan. B Anthony and Lucy Stone were all active leaders of the campaign for women's rights in the second half of the 19th century in the USA. Because of their campaign for women rights, the most famous one having the right to be able to vote – directly influenced our lifestyle today, and now women have the same rights as men do. This movement later became know as the women’s suffrage.
Today, women and men are seen as equal beings, both now being able to do the same jobs and activities and sometimes even assume the other roles. What early male leaders thought of as “impossible”, today women take the roles of political leaders, motivational speakers, presidents, and even nationwide rulers.
Face the facts, women have always been...