In the past women were in some ways thought of as being inferior to men. The typical lifestyle among families was for women to stay at home while men worked, and this was the acknowledged as a way of life for both parties. Although certain generalisations still exist much of this has changed.
Women these day are more independent than in the past. They demand more from their lives and choose how they want to live. They also have more power. Look at the influence of women like Michelle Obama and Oprah. To honor women in the past, from fashion shots to everyday life photographs, we collected a gallery of 100 interesting images of women captured from behind over last century.