Womens Education: The Evolution Of Women's Education

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Evolution of Women’s Education Over the last few centuries, women have struggled significantly to obtain equalities and opportunities in life that they did not have before. Historically, women’s positions were strictly controlled and defined by the men in their life and society as a whole. As a result, they did not have the same access to education and jobs due to men considering them too delicate of nature. So that they could have the same rights and aspects of men, women actively worked their way up in society by attaining the right to secondary education, the right to vote, and the right to equal pay. From the gaining of these liberties, women are now able to ardently contribute to society while improving upon their own futures. Education …show more content…
Reflectively, various people in society believed that girls did not necessitate an education and should otherwise be at home taking care of a family unit. Many regions and religions of the world still sustain this principle and tradition. For example, one religion that follows this way of life is Islam (Abbasi). The reasoning behind the belief is that their God voiced the doctrine that women should be at home with the children and not working (Abbasi). Muslims strongly believe in their religion and, although not all Muslims follow this practice, they abide by the rules and women do not pursue an education (Abassi). Another reason for educational restriction is stated by Mary Borer in Willingly to School: A History of Women`s Education, “Throughout the eighteenth century, and well into the nineteenth, the belief that women were mentally inferior to men was constantly aired” (124). With society believing that women were inferior and men having control over the family, it was difficult for women in the past to follow what they wanted to accomplish. Depending on how a girl was brought up, she perhaps considered that her education was not significant and that she was intellectually unworthy. In the end, although the aforementioned details may have driven lots of women to abstain from a proper education, there is no compelling reason for denying someone this fundamental …show more content…
Nowadays, it is not uncommon for women to attain higher academics. Statistics show that daughter’s of educated women are more likely to enroll in school and complete a higher education than those whose mothers did not(Moghadam). Although some education fields are still dominated by men, women are starting to appear in greater numbers within them. For example, in the science field, women are becoming pertinent in jobs such as researchers, doctors, and therapists. In view of relevancy in today 's society, education is an important part in attaining these types of jobs once deemed only fitting for men. Moreover, it appears that job numbers increase correspondingly with the number of women completing higher education(Moghadam). If a woman has an education, ultimatly she has improved job opportunities that therefore lead to being better prepared to not only take care of herself, but also take care of her

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