Thankfully, the dark days in American history, when women had little to NO options in life, are gone. Women now have the freedom to enter the trades and professions to earn a good living on their own, WITHOUT having to be forced into marriage simply to have some kind of home. Assuming a woman has the education and training, she can enter any field she chooses, which includes being a doctor, lawyer, architect, scientist, technician, engineer, mathematician, law enforcement officer (state or federal), even the military.
Contrary to what the ultra-regressive conservatives want everyone to believe, women are much better off being able to get the education and training to earn our own living and keep our own money instead of having to rely on a man for every little thing in life. Having to be completely dependent on a man or one's family for the essentials of money, food, and a home is IMO the worst kind of oppression and degradation a woman could be stuck with.