Women are no longer property and ornaments
We are respected for who we are.
I was in “Women’s Liberation”
back when we had no rights and no status and the majority of women believed this was how it should be.
We couldn’t buy a house and landlords would not rent to separated women:
I Googled this — “Women also faced financial discrimination and were seen as a high-risk investment by banks as little as just 50 years ago. It wasn’t until 1975 that women could open a bank account in their own name.”
A woman was expected to stay a virgin until she was married:
A man was expected to be promiscuous:
Never understood how that worked.
Before women had rights a lawyer told me I couldn’t use abuse as grounds for divorce.
The attitude back then was that if you were bashed you must have deserved it.
In the 1970s when I had my faced stitched after a bashing
the nurse said “My husband doesn’t bash me” – The implication being that I deserved it.
The police would not help:
When I confronted them about this I was told
“You always go back”
THERE WAS NO WHERE TO GO!
as previously stated landlords would not rent to separated women
we couldn’t have a bank account
and certainly wouldn’t be able to buy a house.
I am so glad that things have changed for the better.