Between the 1830s and the 1920s, women were controlled and dominated by their husbands and fathers. This was a true patriarchal society: women were there just to have children and serve their husbands. Thanks to capitalism, women were eventually freed thanks to the great number of opportunities, primarily jobs, independence and money during the industrial revolution and growing economies.
In today’s times, women can do whatever they feel like, whether it’s raise children or work as an engineer.
Here is a great video from Learn Liberty that takes a look at these times and finds that capitalism ended the Victorian customs:
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