Magazine article Working Mother

Making History

Magazine article Working Mother

Making History

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making history with Hiliary Clinton's and Sarah Palin's bids for the White House, we may forget that women didn't even have the right to vote in federal elections until 1920. Branded as second-class citizens through much of history, women were tethered to the boundaries of home and children. In fact, after marriage, women couldn't own property or sign a contract. They weren't expected to have thoughts or opinions that differed from their husbands'.

We've corne a long way, but what we often don't focus on are other historic strides we've made independent of men. Besides voting rights, the invention of birth control pills was key in women's liberation. We celebrate this breakthrough, along with other monumental milestones, in March, which we acknowledge as National Women's History Month. …

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