In the book Canadian Woman Studies Lauren Anderson describes being a woman as:
Women in nearly all developed countries have the right to vote, to hold public office, to have equal pay for equal work, to have a career or to own a business, and to choose to be childless, or unmarried, or unmarried with a child. Officially women are equal in the eyes of law. And yet, women are oppressed, and there is no denying it. (Anderson in Medovarski and Cranney).
Anderson, Lauren. “Why I’m a Feminist.” Canadian Women Studies: An Introductory Reader. Ed. Brenda Cranney and Andrea Medovarski. 2nd ed. Toronto, Canada: Inanna Publications and Education Inc., 2006. p 36.