49: The History of Women and Money

The History of Women and Money Are you aware that March is Women’s History Month? So, over the next few episodes, I’m giving you an overview of the fascinating history of women and money, and providing some much-needed context on the money issues women everywhere still face today.

The information I researched goes back thousands of years, and financial autonomy for women was only achieved (shockingly) recently. So, in this first episode, I’m specifically going over the history in terms of important dates and milestones, and the women who have fought for the rights we often take for granted today.

Join me on the podcast this week to discover the history behind women and money and how the landscape has changed up until what we now consider financial equality. Knowing this history will shed some light on why women are socialized to believe they’re not good with money, which we will be taking a deeper dive into next week.

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What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • The rights we take for granted today that women have had to fight for permission for throughout history.
  • A history of women’s financial rights before and after marriage throughout ancient history and the middle ages.
  • Where the idea that women are the property of their husbands came from.
  • When married women in the US were first allowed full autonomy of their own money and allowed to spend it without permission from their spouse.
  • How a lack of rights not seemingly related to money kept women’s financial options limited.
  • The surprisingly recent point in US history in which women’s financial rights become more widespread and the women who blazed this trail.
  • Where gender discrimination still occurs today, especially in medicine.

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