Women's Equality In The Renaissance And The Renaissance

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Women’s rights are a huge worldwide topic. Although we have stood up for gender equality a great deal in the last hundred years, and have made huge progress and improvements, such as the right for women to vote all over the world, there is still a lot of gender discrimination around the world. Some women are not given the right for education, as well as over 60 million girls are worldwide made child brides, and married off before the age of 18. Nevertheless, possibilities for women are now greater than ever before. Looking back at the years of the Renaissance and the “rebirth" (European history 1) teaches us how much the world has learned and changed, from the years in which a woman was controlled by her parents, and then directly given…show more content…
Indeed, women had very limited rights and were rather powerless, as they had only very few chances to make any independent actions or choices. "Don't be born a woman if you want your own way." Is a quote by Nannina de' Medici (…), found in a letter given to her brother Lorenzo the Magnificent, written after a noisy argument with her father-in-law, Giovanni Rucellai, soon after she was married to his son Bernardo. It shows what even the upper-class woman had to deal with. In many ordinary portraits of women during the Renaissance, they appear framed in the windows of their houses, which was said to be the place in which they belonged. In 1610 a French traveller commented on this fact, after visiting Florence that "… women are more enclosed [in Florence] than in any other part of Italy; they see the world only from the small openings in their windows..." (…)In playwrights and theatre, women were not allowed to be seen on stage, therefore female roles in theatrical pieces were represented and acted out by young boys in their adolescence years. An example of a portrait from the early 1500’s, representing a woman in front of her houses window. Throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance, women’s lives were strongly shaped by

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