I have been wanting to do a long, in-depth post for a while now, so I decided to research the history of femininity, and when things started changing for the worst.
First of all, as you all know, Eve was the first woman to walk this earth. What most women think is that they are equal to men, but we aren't. It says in the Bible that Adam was made before Eve . We shouldn't do some of the same jobs that men do. Women were made to be a help meet to there husbands. That our calling. Now, some women will never get married, and that is fine. God just has it in His perfect plan for them not to get married. But, if you do get married, that is your natural calling.
Now, what did women wear? Well, first, the Bible says that women "......should NEVER dress like men. For this is detestable in the LORD'S sight.."(Deuteronomy 22:5) Men in ancient Egypt usually wore a wrap around the waist, and women wore dresses. The cloth was made from flax. Then, in the Middle Ages, the women's clothing was made all the way to completely cover their neck and body. In the 1800's, women wore dresses that usually had a high waist line.
Through the centuries, you never see women wear pants. It is distinctively feminine to wear skirts or dresses. When jeans started coming out, the men primarily wore them for boat work, such as cleaning decks or washing down the boat. Then women started wearing them to seem more masculine (in my opinion). The youth and children started wearing them, and they were actually taken as youth rebellion, and in many places, banned because of that.
The Feminist movement actually started in 1898. Women wanted the same rights as men, and wanted their voice to be heard in political acts. The definition of Feminism is the doctrine of advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to men.
I hope this post has inspired you!