In the olden days, most women never worked as they looked after the house and their husbands provided money....?

Why did that end?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    It was the need of the time,they would come out. 

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Because new generations of women were frustrated to always sit at home and always to talk to small people who were not on the same level and also, they wanted to earn their own money for their own freedom instead of always asking a guy who had control and power over them. Furthermore, some men beat their wives and who wants to be together with a violent abusive person?

  • 3 weeks ago

    most women shouldn't work and definitely should remain indoors where its safe for them.

  • 3 weeks ago

    It ended because the standard of living has been declining in the United States for decades. In the past, one wage earner could afford to raise a family, have a house, two cars, and send children to university. As wages remained stagnant women HAD to go to work because it took two incomes to afford the same lifestyle. And this was for working class. Now it takes both the man and women ,both with graduate degrees, to afford the same and remain out of debt. This masking of the declining standard of living of the low and middle class also involves taking on debt to get by as well. 

    Granted many women want to work and want their own careers, but don't mistake the fact they have to do it whether they like it or not. 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Well, men kept declaring war on everyone else and needed women to go out to work, while the menfolk went off to kill people.

  • Jesere
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Because women according to our Constitution, 1866, the14th amendment defines citizens and voters as male. Women did not like being property unable to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  

  • 3 weeks ago

    Cuz they found out that women could work as well as men, plus all the protests and suffragettes. Women are now considered real people.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Basic human understanding that 50% of your population sequestered at home in a slave situation doesn't work in modern society. 

  • Marli
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    For most women, in the past and now, "looking after the house" and the children was hard work. Don't say they "never worked".  Only people who could afford servants had leisure time.

    It has not ended. Women still do most of the housework and child care.

    Why it is not harder now:

    1. Labour saving appliances. Electric stoves, washing machines, vacuum cleaners etc 

    2. War. Without men, women had to earn money to buy food and pay rent and armies needed men and munitions.

    3. Women obtaining the legal rights of men to be considered persons and citizens.

    I'll return to provide more.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    When the country was rural, kids were considered an asset that can help w/ the chores which promoted a large self-contained family unit. When the country became urban, the husband became the bread winner and the wife stayed home to raise the kids. Starting around the 1970s, wages began to stagnate largely f/ the erosion of union strength. At the same time, women began to clamor for equality (women's lib) and including advancements in technology, they could now usually do whatever a man was stereotyped at. Affirmative Action compelled companies to fill the "usually man" positions w/ "minorities". Now it became typical for a couple to both be employed full time which significantly increased avg. household income. Capitalism being what it is, adjusted to the changing dynamics and now the "American dream" is largely considered attainable w/ both parents working full time.

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