Why Being a Woman of the 21st Century Is Amazing!

Updated on February 9, 2020
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Cristale is an online author and publisher. Her articles vary in topics and focus on life situations.

The Historical Woman

Multiple women from past centuries have changed the world in many different ways and have also paved the way for women to enjoy many benefits in the future. During historical times, the typical and normal way of life for women consisted of achieving many different goals but still always remained unequal and inferior to men. The historical woman could not vote, hold jobs outside of the home, or even have a place in politics or government. Historical women only managed the home front, including the raising children and all of the homemaking responsibilities which oftentimes included growing food and building the home. Women were not in charge of many things outside of the homemaking responsibilities and could not think or speak freely as they can today. Historical women catered to men and their every need while ignoring their own needs for freedom, independence, and opportunity. Many important historical women changed the way women are viewed and the privileges they enjoy today, including giving women rights and opportunities they never had before.

Examples of Historical Women

Historical women will never be forgotten for the positive evolution they have made for womanhood. The situations and circumstances they had to endure to change the future have made life the way it is today for women. Such historical women include:

  • Marie Skłodowska Curie (1867 - 1934) founded the science of radioactivity, including inventing the word, while her discoveries became effective cures for cancer.

  • Ada Lovelace (1815 - 1852) was the first computer programmer as a gifted mathematician.

  • Marie Stopes (1880 - 1958) became an advocate of birth control and sex education to inspire women worldwide for planned pregnancies.

The Modern Woman

Modern women of today's era are much different than historical women. The modern woman is consumed with multiple obligations, duties, and responsibilities on a daily basis sometimes all at once. Now women are finally stepping out of their historical role of only mother and housewife. The modern woman has a much different and better lifestyle with many different choices. Modern women also look, dress, and act much differently than historical women. Just like other creatures in the world, women have also evolved and are continuing to evolve to be able to adapt to the new, ever-changing environment. Even women in other countries are breaking the old traditional boundaries to change with the times. For example, Shirin Ebadi is the first female judge in Iran.

The modern women of the 21st century are focusing on themselves and their own lives more than historical women ever have. Goals and opportunities are more abundant for women.

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Why Being a Woman of the 21st Century Is Amazing!

Being a woman of the 21st century is so amazing because of all of the things this century has to offer! Modernization, technology, and medical advancements allow all modern women to be much more intelligent, stronger, self-sufficient, and important than ever before in history. Women now account for a larger portion of breakthroughs in science, government, and politics. A woman's opinions and thoughts are valued and considered more by men during this century because women are educated and more informed about the world. A woman is the other half of a whole equation, and the world is finally able to see that during the 21st century. There are multiple reasons why being a woman of the 21st century is amazing, so let's dive right in!

1. A Woman Can Now Vote.

Being a woman in the 21st century means that she is able to vote. This is a right that all American women are born with and can actively utilize during each election once the legal age is reached. Women could not vote until 1892, which was after the slaves began voting in 1870. Now it is the 19th amendment in the constitution of the United States. Having this right was difficult to obtain and took women many years to accomplish in America. Now it's socially unacceptable for anyone, man or woman, to not vote. Times have changed drastically on this topic because women are getting more further involved in the topic of politics and government.

2. A Woman Can Have a Place in Politics and Government During the 21st Century.

In the 21st century, women can hold an official position within the political and governmental worlds. During historical times, only men were allowed to run for president and have a place in the government. Now, women around the world are more involved and are taking an active role in the world. Many women in various countries have been elected to office within politics and government. Modern women are continuing to evolve in ways that historical women would only be proud of. Recent studies conclude that countries with women involved in government have lower corruption.

Women in Elective Office

3. A Woman Has Many Options to Choose From Unlike Never Before.

Many women during past centuries never had the opportunity to choose what she would like to wear, eat, or even do for a career. Women were automatically dressing and eating a certain way as homemakers while staying at home to raise children. During the 21st century, women are also choosing for themselves what type of fashion to wear. Women of the 21st century are also choosing how to eat, which may or may not include a special diet like the Keto or Vegetarian diet. These same women are actually able to have a career choice and choose what they would like to do for a living. Modern women are also able to hold jobs that only men could have during historical times. Women during this century are entering into career branches that have never been done by women before, such as being on the front lines in the military or construction workers. The career choices that women have during this time are multiple, just as they always have been for men.

4. A Woman Can Now Finally Be Recognized as an Equal.

Women are finally seen as equals and are respected during this century. Women are not considered inferior or beneath men anymore because the times have changed to incorporate a woman's opinion more often than not. 'Women can do anything a man can do' is the mentality that most people have during this day in age. Many of the restrictions that were placed on women during past centuries are being lifted, which gives women are a more equal opportunity within the world. There is even an equal opportunity law that states the employers can not discriminate based on sex.

5. Independent Women are Socially Accepted Now.

During the 21st century, women are independent when compared to historical times because they can do what they want to do. Modern women enjoy having their independence, even after marriage and having children, to feel like they still know who they are. The independence that 21st-century women have is one that only women from past centuries could dream about. Women in the 21st century are independent in terms of doing things for themselves, like working and or furthering their education. A woman's independence is very important to her these days. This leads to many women being hardworking to achieve goals and accomplish dreams. Many women during this century are hardworking in the fact that they are an entrepreneur as well as a mother, wife, daughter, and sister/aunt, amongst many other titles.

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6. This is an Elated Era For a Woman.

Pictures of historical women demonstrate that they weren't as happy as the women in the 21st century are. This is because of the severity and seriousness of women's treatment and expectations before. In the 21st century, women are happier because of the many different things they may have going for them and or goals that they may be accomplished on their own. Being a woman in the 21st century is joyful because of all of the choices that a woman can make, with no boundaries and growing benefits. There is no ceiling or cap to what a woman during this day in age can do or how they may change the world. Women in the 21st century are generally easy to please and are much happier than women of past centuries.

7. Being a Woman in the 21st Century is Easy!

During the 21st century, technology has increased dramatically which makes being a woman during this century much easier and much more productive. Women have access to more knowledge and information through the use of computers, the Internet, and smart-phones. Their awareness about the world and many other things around them is increasing and making their life easier. Education, shopping, and working can all be found online to increase the time a woman has to herself to accomplish other things.

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        2 months ago

        I love your article,so explanatory and detailed

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        Jay singh 

        7 months ago

        I really like your article ,it's so good. its helpful for those who is working on or want to know about ancient situation of women different from today world .you explained very easy and effective way ,thanku keep on

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        Cristale Adams 

        9 months ago from New York

        Thank you for reading and commenting on my article.

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        9 months ago

        I found this article really helpful thank you. Had to do a project and this was really useful thanks again.

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        Cristale Adams 

        11 months ago from New York

        Thank you for reading my article and commenting.

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        12 months ago

        also respect to the women of history, who are linked to your article for their amazing achievements in what was certainly much harder times.

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        Tabitha Jet 

        15 months ago

        A wonderful explanition on women

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        2 years ago

        I really like your article and inspired me a lot as a woman in 21st century. I'm a language and literature teacher and an illustrator as well.I compared the writings of the old times and the 21st century literature. There are many women authors nowadays. The voice of the women in the 21st century literature are more dominant than the ancient literature.

        Thanks to those who empowered the women's right and thanks to our Almighty God for empowering women :)

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        3 years ago

        I like your article but I really think that you should have mentionned contraceptives! with the possibility of avoiding pregnancy, even without men noticing, women's lives have fundamentally changed.

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        6 years ago from Ohio

        you are welcome although I fail to see how white women ever had it hard in life.

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        Cristale Adams 

        6 years ago from New York

        Thanks for reading!

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        6 years ago from Ohio

        When your proprieties are sealed in law and are privielged enough to not have to serve in battle during a blood bath of a war you can succeed without having to truly suffer for your rewards.

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        Cristale Adams 

        7 years ago from New York

        Thanks for reading. I am glad to read that you understand my point.

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        7 years ago from NAIROBI - KENYA

        I love this hub. God has really empowered women. Men were given the upper hand by God but they abused it by frustrating the women instead. Good stuff.

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        Cristale Adams 

        7 years ago from New York

        Thank you for reading this hub and for adding many other good points. Women are more special now then ever before!

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        7 years ago from London

        Hi Cristale, I liked this article as it touched upon several of the advantages this century has brought for women. Id also add to the above list that now women can study what interests them, enroll in higher education institutes and have a say in the country's future by voting. These changed conditions also brought new challenges. One of the biggest one is finding their purpose in life and their role at home, in the job and in society.


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