Heterosexual Women and Their Issues Since the 1920s Heterosexual women have seen an era of great progress since the 1920s. “Arranged marriages remained common in Western societies into the 19th century” (Anton 3). Arranged marriages may not have been as common in the 1920s, but they were certainly still evident. In addition, marriages were still unions which had a high degree of family influence. The freedom of women to truly choose husbands of their own volition was not nearly as widespread as might be imagined. Marriages of convenience with grooms preferred by the family for reasons of social status were still prevalent at that time for women. This trend diminished gradually. Events such as the victory of women’s suffrage in 1920...The end:
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