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a Historically to what extent were women treated as second-class citizens It can be stated that women have been treated as second-class citizens to a very large extent throughout history In the past women have always been held at an inferior place to men The traditional role of women has been one of subservience to men The role of a woman was either as a prostitute or as a wife at home Men were the breadwinners and the head of the household whilst women served their husbands bore children and in charge of domestic duties The eighteenth century Industrial Revolution brought about vast alterations in relation to the nature and structure of work Within the family the common law doctrine of coverture fixed the authority and supremacy of men over women and the notion of women being the property of a man The law gave a husband substantial control over his wifes property as well as certain rights in relation to her body and personal freedom The law also offered little or no protection to women whose husbands offered little or no care Even in 1857 when divorce became available a man only had to prove adultery on the womans part whereas a woman would have to establish adultery and some other misbehaviour for example cruelty of rape Furthermore and more importantly because a womans role was with the family they had limited access to education and to many opportunities to professional life Women until 1929 were not recognised as persons Australian women also had to fight to achieve formal legal equality with men such as the right to vote in federal elections 190261664 women entitled to vote in federal elections Women also suffered discrimination in the workplace as employment opportunities were limited The burden of a womans domestic role social attributes lack of equal land access and education resulted in a highly segregated workforce and society It was not
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