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I am a student at Barking Abbey School and am writing to ask if you could help with providing me some information on the role of women and how they have changed throughtout the century. I will be using this information for my Home economics studies and hope that you can provide any information or links to this matter as soon as possible. I will be very grateful for any information that you can send me. I will be look forward to hearing from you. Yours Faithfully, Zaynab

Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM. I'd be glad to try and help you with your report. The role of women is quite a big one however--since every woman is different you are talking about so many different roles. And that is one of the benefits the century has brought. For instance, I imagine if you looked back at the beginning of the century you are more likely to find women leading similiar lives. Now, because of the progress women have made they have more choices available to them and therefore, can choose to be different from one another. Today, women can be astronauts or they can choose to stay home and raise their children. They can choose to remain single or get married at the age of 20. So much has changed.

Here's a sampling of the rights that women have won over the past 100 + years--the right to vote, the right to own property, the right to equal credit, the right to birth control, the right to divorce and to custody....and with each of these rights come others.

I hope that helps with your report.


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