What were the achievements and limitations of nineteenth century feminism?. World History

Achievements—Because of feminist movements, upper-and middle-class women had gained entrance to universities and women's literacy rates improved. In the U.S., a number of states passed legislation allowing women to manage and control their own property and wages, separate from their husbands. Divorce laws were liberalized in some places. Professions such as medicine opened to a few, and teaching beckoned many more. Britain had professionalized nursing and attracted thousands of women into it, while Jane Addams in the U.S. invented social work which became a female-dominated profession.

Limitations-- Voting rights worldwide was slower in the political domain. However in 1893, New Zealand became the first country to give the vote to all adult women, yet elsewhere widespread voting rights for women in national elections were not achieved until after WWI and in France not until 1945.

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