During the Victorian era, women were housewives and could not aim for bigger roles in society. Men and women worked in ”different spheres”. Women worked in the households, while men worked in the public sphere, where “working in a world driven by ambition and grasping, a world where perhaps they had to sacrifice a certain moral rectitude to maintain economic and social position and power.” Women’s roles in society were mostly to serve as moral support to their husbands who did all the hard work to sustain their families economically. Society’s view on woman started to transform, transformative power was believed to be inside women. Women worked to receive social acceptance into the public sphere, and this would happen. Woman wanted freedom and started movements that “were led mainly by middle-class, liberal women, and their work in philanthropy, public works, and organizing showed many that women could participate in the public sphere.”
The article referred a lot to women suffrage in the past centuries. Women were not allowed to vote, or have any professional roles in the political and economic world. However, in World War I, women were of great help, in and out of the field. Much help was granted by females as nurses, and in the households. This was a turning point on women rights. Men started to recognize how women and men could both achieve to successfully work as equals. Suffrage was granted to women above the age of 30 on February 6, 1918.