What stood out to me today was how the women lived in the Todd House. One example of how women were treated back then is divorce law. I believe women have more rights in marriage now than the 18th century.
It is a multi-layered story with no easy answers. Here is one example: Elizabeth Cady Stanton owned her home in Seneca Falls, NY, because her father gave it to her. Not everyone could be that fortunate. Elizabeth Cady Stanton worked for the right to vote for women, and she raised seven children in a six-room house. Stanton owned her home, but she also had much work to accomplish.
How did the women live in the Todd house?
We had to fight long and hard for the rights that we have now. Remember tht fight is not oover yet. We are still not equal to men in many areas.
Were they really the good old days? Not for women for a long, long time. Would you want to live under those conditions.
Last Updated: 03/31/2015