The evolution of the role of women in society

Timeline created by Laranahiarafacundo
  • National Woman Suffrage Association

    National Woman Suffrage Association
    it was basically fought to obtain the right of women to own property and vote, but later the struggle was oriented towards ending discrimination against women, either in the private sector or in the public, so that they could access education, employment and political representation and obtain equal remuneration for the same job.the most active of movements was in England.
  • First time of women in university.

    First time of women in university.
    Elena Maseras was the first woman to go to the university in Spain. She needed a permission from the king to study medicine.
  • The law of equal inheritance and right of half of the property.

    In Finland and Norway this law was sanctioned before the rest of Europe countries, the law recognized rural women the right to half property and heritage in marriage.
  • The have their salary.

    Married women began to have their own salary. The first time was in Norway.
  • Feminism movements with the creation of the socialist party

    Feminism movements with the creation of the socialist party
    The struggle in Europe was led by English women, who created their own organization within the socialist party. Sometimes the women's struggle was not exempt from violent confrontations with the police and obtaining a female vote was possible after a century-long struggle.
  • International Women's Day

    International Women's Day
    International Women's Day, has its origin in the strikes of women in the textile sector in the United States, at the beginning of the 20th century. This sector was the most combative, since 1857, when thousands of women took to the streets to protest their working conditions
  • Same salaries in URSS

    In the USSR at this time women worked in rural areas, factories and only 13% were salaried, worked as doctors, engineers, etcetera.
  • Women's right to vote.

    Women's right to vote.
    The first countries where women had the right to vote were New Zealand, Australia, Norway. In England John Stuart Mill was the one who asked the Parliament for this right and later, after struggles, the women obvided this right
  • Movements of civil rights

    Rosa Parks was known, as the mother of the civil rights movement, because she refused to give her seat to a man, she was arrested for a year. this happened in the United States.
  • Changes in the way of dressing.

    Changes in the way of dressing.
    Social structures began to change. The fashions imposed shorter skirts and hair. The popularity of the bikini, this for reasons of ethics rather than aesthetics, however thanks to factors as influential as the great divas of cinema, the media and the political and social opening of the West, its acceptance began.
  • Declaration of rights with ONU support

    There was a movement in favor of the reproductive rights of women, backed by the UN. Within the reproductive rights, it includes the interruption of the pregnancy, the control of the own reproductive functions, the health and the education that allow to take decisions on the reproduction.
  • The first woman in the goverment in England.

    The first woman in the goverment in England.
    Margaret Thatcher won the elections and became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. His government lasted eleven years, until 1990, during which he became the most important political figure of the eighties of the last century. Known as "the iron lady"
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    Industrial Revolution

    The appearance in England of the process of industrialization sent women to factories, especially textiles, which along with domestic service were the majority occupations of the poorest.
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    Second World War

    With the Second World War they were an important factor in society: when men go to combat they had to take over the work, women had to be used to maintain production, women went from maids and housewives to salaried workers.