Women’s Rights

;Women;s Rights: rights that establish the same social, economic, and political status for women as for men. Women;s rights guarantee that women will not face discrimination on the basis of their sex.;
Women;s rights is taken for granted in the world today, but when one studies the struggle of women it becomes clear that there is a long way to go to achieve true equality.It wasn;t until the 19th century that laws imposed by the government regarding women rights created some of the most significant obstacles securing women rights. Because most women lacked the educational and economic resources that would enable them to challenge the existing social order, women generally accepted their inferior status as their only option.
Women led many governmental efforts to ensure their voting, employment and reproductive rights.
In the beginning of 1848 a law was passed that allowed married women more rights toward their own property. This was the married women property act; this helped women obtain their property aside from their husbands. This was the fist law that established that married women had an independent identity.
Women gained the right to vote in 1920 after the amendments to the constitution were established. The passage of the 14th and 15th amendment helped focus the women;s rights movement on suffrage. The 14th Amendment provided that all citizens were guaranteed equal protection under the law and that no citizen could be denied due process of law. The 15th Amendment stated that citizens could not be denied the right to vote on the basis of race, color, or previous status as a slave.
Increasing numbers of women began to enter the industrial labor force in the 19th century. As a result, some social reformers grew concerned about the impact of long hours and poor working conditions on women;s health. In 1890, women constituted