Allyson Parr provides her case that women have come a long way in hostilities for equality in the society and still are making achievements on the same issue. According to Parr, female began by advocating for their civic rights of balloting back in the late19th century and early 20th century. However, their scope improved to encompass equality in all facets of existence such as having a career. This was a shift from a traditional female whose role was restrained to a housewife. Betty Friedan in her book of the 1660s enlightened the mass on the discrimination meted on women that made ladies advocate for equality. This far ladies have come is exemplified by their realization of major achievements including realization of sexual freedom through access to birth pills and the legalization of abortion within the first three months, through the Roe v. Wade case
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