Women in the 1900’s were treated as if they were owned by their men, portrayed as stupid and only good for sex, cleaning and cooking. Although many women are still highly treated as sex symbols in advertisements, there were many degrading ads shown during this time that would not pass through today. There is an ad that was created in the 1950’s that states,”If your husband finds out you’re not “store-testing” for fresher coffee…” where there is a picture of man holding his wife over his lap spanking her as if she’s a child getting punished for bad behavior (not in a sexual way)
Women today nearly have all the opportunities in the world that men do even though it may still be more challenging for them to obtain them. Women don’t have to become housewives when finding the man they choose to marry. They can choose to have a career while also caring for their families. Women today are CEO’s, millionaires, entrepreneurs and even running for president of the US.
We’ve come a long way in this world in gaining our power and if you ever feel like giving up on an opportunity because you think you won’t receive it because you’re a woman, think again. Just look at all the progress we’ve made and you’ll find the motivation to believe the possibility is there.