In America during the 19th century

In America during the 19th century, men were expected to live a public life by working and socializing with other men in public places. In contrast, Women were expected to stay homebound by taking care of cooking, cleaning, childcare, and spending their free time doing other family-related maintenance.
The first formal meeting organized towards addressing gender equality was the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls.
The Declaration of Sentiments was a turning point for the women’s rights movement in the United States. It listed the inequalities of the role of women in society, including their incapability to have their own property, their suppression to men, and their lack of say in politics.