Women Couldn’t Do What?

Did you know that women were once not allowed to get a credit card or serve in the military?

While great strides have been made in securing equal rights for all women, there is still work to be done.

It’s often hard to imagine that many of the rights that have today been denied women not that long ago.

Here are five rights women have now in 2017 that we didn't always have:

Voting

On August 18, 1920, The 19th Amendment was ratified, granting women the right to vote.  It seems incredible that it imagine a time when women didn’t have the right to voice and vote their minds.  Changing the voting rights of women was a long battle.  As far back as 1848, the battle for the vote had already begun at the Seneca Falls Convention organized by suffragists Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  Now that we're able to exercise this gracious right, women can voice their opinion and be heard to try and make a difference in today's world.

A band of 'news girls' of the Women's Suffrage Movement prepare to invade New York's Wall Street, armed with leaflets and slogans demanding votes for women. (Photo by Paul Thompson/Getty Images)