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How Women Have Evolved Throughout The Century Women have played many roles in various societies throughout history She has been a wife a mother a farmer a teacher or a volunteer worker Most women have combined two or more of these roles together Throughout the centuries almost every society has had ideas of what activities are proper for women Some societies have given women honor others have considered women less important to men Today women in many countries make at least some decisions about what they will do with their lives In most parts of our world a woman can now choose whether she wants a career whether she wants to marry and whether she wants to raise children Women around the world are increasingly challenging societys traditional image of what a woman should be allowed to do Most women married and began raising children soon after reaching fifteen or sixteen years of age They remained at home and had little economic or social power As Christianity spread throughout Europe women lost most of the freedom they once had under Roman law A man back then could end his marriage if his wife did not bear him at least one son Most women received very little or no formal education and were completely under the control of their husbands and fathers Women were only allowed entering the work force if it did not take her out of the home and only if her husband approved of such work The few women who did work out of the house did not have the right to spend their own wages Men took control of their wives and any property they owned before the marriage and yes men could have more than one wife Women back then were considered as nothing but prize possessions - the more you had only made you stronger and more powerful During the late 1700s and early 1800s the Industrial Revolution brought
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