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10 Careers Women Had to Fight to Enter


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Higher Education
Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga., turns out hundreds of female graduates each year.
Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga., turns out hundreds of female graduates each year.
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Women weren't admitted into universities until 1848, and even then, they initially attended with a lot of controversy and criticism. Beyond the fact that it was generally believed that women weren't smart enough for college, there was also a concern that educated women would make unfit wives and mothers, or that their intellect wouldn't attract a husband. As it turned out, more than half of the first generation of college graduates either delayed marriage for a career or chose to pursue a career instead marriage. Now-a-days, female college graduates outnumber men.

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