Women's Rights

If men can do it; women can!

Women in the 1700s


Women were usually spinners or involved with clothing production. Other jobs for a woman in the 1700s were to be a domestic servant, own a shop, or be involved with trade. Wives would also take care of something like a family business while her husband was gone or continued one after her husband had passed away. Job choices for married and unmarried women were very limited, but more-so for the unmarried women.

Money & Wages

Women could work seven days a week, but still not be paid as much as a man with the same job. Also when a woman got paid, the money would usually be delivered to her husband or father.


A woman in the 1700s education would consist of a basic knowledge in writing and reading, and most of the girls were taught how to care for their future houses and children. Most of the women during this time were not educated as well as the men were.


Women in the 1700s were supposed to be married and have children. Houses in the 1700s would usually contain a couple of children, a husband, a wife, and their parents. The women were the ones to take care of the children, cook, and clean for the family.

Women in Public

Women in the 1700s were not allowed to speak their minds in politics. Women were actually prohibited to speak at all in public. They also were not able to vote because their husbands vote was considered a representation of the whole families' say in the election.