In many parts of the world, women are still treated as second-class citizens. Some countries women are not allowed to leave the house without covering their entire body. Even in the US, women on average make less money than men.
When we study History, we often overlook the important contributions that women have made to humanity other than having babies. The picture to the left is Rosie the Riveter.
Rosie the Riveter continues to serve as a symbol for the empowerment of women.