Throughout United States History, women have been the inferior gender. We in early years, women were not awarded the same rights as men, such as voting or having the ability to work longer hours, essentially preventing women from moving up any corporate ladder. Centuries ago, women were thought of as her husband’s property and basically had no say in any decision regarding their life together. According to "Women's History In America" (1994, 1995), " If a poor man chose to send his children to the poorhouse, the mother was legally defenseless to object.” That is unimaginable in today’s world. As a matter of fact, it would be more of the opposite in today’s society. Nowadays, it is common for the mother to have most, of not all, legal rights to make the decision regarding her children.
Women have come a long way since the years of being her husband’s property. Women are educated, hold high-ranking jobs, and hold political office. Recently, a law was passed to allow women to fight on the front lines of combat. If you went back 50 years and told a man that would be allowed one day, they would look at you as if you were crazy! We have proven that we are much more than moms, nurses, and teachers. This is not to say that we are thought of as 100% equals to men. Society has old habits that are hard to break and views as women not quite measuring up to men do still exist. Even in today’s modern society, men are portrayed at the stronger sex and women are supposed to me small, emotional, and naïve. I don’t see those stereotypes actually ever fading away, unfortunately.
Another group that faces society’s judgment is the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and