Although this political cartoon was created later on in the women's rights movement, it clearly illustrates the common belief that many people held in the 1830s-1850s that women were too emotionally and physically weak to actively participate in society. As the nineteenth century came along in america, gender differences were highly emphasizes due to the burgeoning market economy, which women were thought of as unfit to participate in. Therefore, as seen in this cartoon, women's sphere of influence was limited to the home which was the center of the "cult of domesticity." During this time period, the thought of women having the right to vote was outrageous; however, as the women's right movement gained strength in the middle of the century, and women were slowly able to gain a higher level of education, female reformers slowly started to bring up the topic of female suffrage. For example, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the few feminists who went as far as to suggest voting right's for women. Later on, one of the resolutions in the Declaration of Sentiments even formally demanded the ballot for females. Overall, as women started to expand past the confines of their homes, they slowly started to fight for equal rights and opportunities as men.