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

Updated on November 23, 2016

The Historical Woman

Women from past centuries have changed the world in many different ways and have also paved the way for future women. During historical times, many women achieved many different goals but still remained unequal and inferior to men. The historical woman could not vote, hold normal jobs, or even have a place in politics. Historical women mainly managed the home front, including the children and all of the homemaking responsibilities. Women were not in charge of many things and could not speak freely like they can today. Historical women catered to men and their every need while ignoring their own needs for freedom and opportunity. Many important historical women changed the way women are viewed today, including giving women rights and opportunities they never had before. Historical women will never be forgotten for the positive changes they have made for womanhood. Such historical women include Susan B. Anthony for granting women the right to vote, Jackie Joyner-Kersee for introducing women into the Olympics, and Helen Keller for educating the world about women with disabilities.

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The Modern Woman

Women today are much different than historical women. The modern woman is consumed with many obligations, duties, and responsibilities on a daily basis. Women are now stepping out of their historical role of mother and housewife to obtain a higher quality of living. The modern woman has a much different 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 over the centuries and are continuing to adapt to the new environment. Although many women in foreign countries continue to keep their traditional roles, women in America are breaking the old boundaries and are changing with the times.

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 and the modern woman is taking advantage of them in a positive and healthy way.

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

Women of the 21st century are so amazing because of all of the things they can offer to themselves, to other people, and to the world. Modern women are much more intelligent, stronger, self sufficient, and important than ever before in history. Women now account for a larger portion of changes, like government and politics. A woman's opinions and thoughts are more important and considered by others during this century because she is more educated and more well informed about the changing world. A woman is the other half of a whole equation, and the world is finally able to see that during the 21st century. Women of the 21st century are so amazing also because of their special ability to evolve and adapt perfectly with the changes that are happening around them constantly. A woman of the 21st century endures many more changes and challenges than historical women of past centuries, including technological and medical advances. These changes encourage women of the 21st century to be more flexible and versatile, along with increasing their endurance and stress levels. The women of the 21st century are overcoming more demanding and difficult responsibilities than ever before. The 21st century woman is so amazing for many reasons, but the point is that she is amazing!

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1. Women Can Vote.

Being a woman in the 21st century means that she is able to vote. This is a right that all women can have and actively utilize during each election. 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 much time to acquire in America. Now it's socially unacceptable for any one, man or woman, not to vote. Times have changed drastically on this topic as women are getting more involved on the topic of politics and government.

2. Women Have a Place in Politics and Government.

In the 21st century, women can hold an office position within the political and governmental world. During historical times, only men were allowed to run for president and have an opinion in the government. Now, women are more involved and taking an active role in world operations. Many women have been elected to office within politics and the government to further change the world. Modern women are continuing to evolve in ways that historical women would be proud of.

3. Women Have Career Choices.

Many women during past centuries never had the opportunity to choose what she would like to do for a career. Women were automatically homemakers and stayed at home with the children. During the 21st century, women are able to actually have a career and choose what they would like to do for a living. Women are even able to hold jobs that only men could have. 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. Women are Equal.

Women are seen as equals during this century. Women are not considered inferior or beneath men anymore because the times have changed. 'Women can do any thing 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 more equal opportunity within the world. There is even an equal opportunity law that states the employers can not discriminate based on sex.

5. Women are Independent.

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.

6. Women are Happier.

Pictures of historical women demonstrate that they weren't as happy as the women in the 21st century are. In the 21st century, women are more happy because of the many different things they may have going for them and or goals that they may be accomplishing 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 more happier than women of past centuries.

7. Being a Woman 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.

8. Women Have Many Medical Benefits.

Historical women did not have the medical benefits that modern women have. Past histories did not have epidurals or pain medication when they gave birth, and this is something that modern 21st century women can enjoy. Also medical advancements with the removal of cancer and the treatments of certain diseases can encourage modern women to live longer than women in past histories.

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      Sammie 2 months 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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      lara 16 months 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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      Darkproxy 4 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 4 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for reading!

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      Darkproxy 4 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 5 years ago from Florida

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

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      JUDITH OKECH 5 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 5 years ago from Florida

      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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      Zsuzsi 5 years ago from Hungary

      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.