The Russian Revolution in the year 1917 was a huge success and it included some promising rights like legalization of divorce and abortion for women. It gave women the right to cast their votes and become part of political offices (Engels, 1972). It also put an end to the laws that criminalized gay sexuality and prostitution. However, it failed to challenge the natural destiny of women’s maternity and it was considered as her social responsibility. Similarly, domestic work has also been considered as social responsibility of the women (Riddell, 2013).
From time immemorial, it has been observed that women have been considered as the weaker section of the society. There are examples of powerful Queens, Goddess in the history and mythologies, they are still considered as weak individuals who are only meant for exploitation and oppression. There are societies in several developing countries where till date, women are considered as burden to a family and they are not allowed to pursue their own career interests. From the very childhood, little girls are forced to learn how to manage home, cook food, and take care of their younger brothers and sisters so that they can manage their own home properly after marriage.
In many cases, this oppression are forced to them by their mothers who are women by themselves. Women are expected to take care of the children and also keep their home neat and tidy whereas the men are given the freedom of keeping their home untidy and may not show any responsibility towards their own children (Riddell, 2013). Another trend has been observed in the present days where women are expected to be highly educated so that they can take care of their own child’s education and can be properly represented in the society by their husbands. However, they are not allowed to take decisions of their own.