During the first half of the 20th century, women went through many different obstacles to fight for women’s rights. Women first were known to stay in the homes, cook for their husband and take care of the kids. It was believed that women are best suited at the homes raising children in moral fashion and the men out earning living and also dealing with the government. Women didn’t have any rights at all, their jobs were just to be at home and raise the children. Married women also had no voice, they can’t even enter into a contract without the husband’s consent. In a sense, she cant contract or own property. The male in the household simply had all the power and the women is usually covered by him. Women in the Common Law are seen as vessels transferring property. Women simply had no rights which can be seen in the Common Law and Republicanism. Even though women in Republicanism did had a little more rights for the women in terms of owning property, it was still limited and wasn’t enough. Even though it was limited it was a small step for them, which later lead to leaders like Susan B Anthony to help women ratify women suffrage and other rights. .
Reproductive Rights was another rights that didn’t even have a control to their reproductive decisions. Abortions were illegal in every state at that time and even giving info about contraception was illegal. It was seen that the purpose of women is to be mothers, and women refusal to fill that role was legally prosecuted. The purpose of sex was to have children and reproduce. Women didn’t have the right to control their reproductive choices. Margarat Singer was the women who decided to help women control their reproductive right, she demanded legal contraceptives. It was later decided that it was okay to use contraceptives to prevent diseases prescribed from a doctor other than to enjoy sex to prevent pregnancy. It turned womens rights into doctor rights.