The Challenges Of Renaissance Women In The Renaissance

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Taylor Maglior
English 9-4A
15 Apr 2015
A Voice To Be Heard
Most women could never imagine a world where their voice didn 't matter, or the mere mention of their personal opinion could result in life threatening consequences. Females have been fighting for their rights for a long time, and although, they have gained some freedom, they are still fighting for basic human rights, such as equality. Although Renaissance women made a difference in the women 's rights movement, modern day women have made bigger strides towards equality, are treated better and have more rights.
In the Renaissance era, women were rarely allowed into the education system. Schools were mainly for men. Women, under some circumstances, were able to go to school: “Few young girls attended elementary school, however, girls did not advance far into the education system and they were not allowed to attend the university” (Huntley 8). Later, women were able to go to school, but only to learn how to read the bible. Nevertheless, women were treated very poorly in the Renaissance, people would not think of them as humans, Huntley, the author, states in his book Women of The Renaissance, “Women were thought of as property” (Huntley 10). People would think of women, not as humans, but as property of their husbands. Since they were thought of as property, they were not
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Women started from not being allowed into the education system, not thought of as humans, and thought of as property. As a result of their fights and struggles modern day women are now thought of as equal humans, gained the right to vote and hold political offices. However, there is still progress to be made, they are still not equal to men. Today when women talk, people listen and they owe this to all of the many women who have fought and paved the way for

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