It has been nearly a century since Emily Pankhurst organised a parade of 30,000 women to encourage employers to allow women to take over men's jobs during the First World War.
But Emily and the Suffragettes' efforts appear somewhat wasted when it comes to teenagers in 2008.
Young girls today would rather be housewives than engineers, a survey has found.
In a poll of more than 500 girls aged 13-18, just four per cent of girls dream of being an engineer while a surprising 12 per cent said they want to grow up to be a housewife.
Girls are put off because such careers "don't sound glamorous" and a similar number said they were "jobs for boys."
In a world that seems to promote idleness, revered celebrities such as royal WAG Kate Middleton and heiress Paris Hilton send girls the message that you don't necessarily need a job to make millions or bag yourself a prince.
The most popular career choice was modelling followed by acting and refreshingly, more than a quarter want to be teachers and just under a quarter want to be a lawyer or journalist.
The survey was carried out by Noise (New Outlooks in Science & Engineering), which aims to attract more young people into science-based careers.
The survey polled 506 13-18 year-olds in August this year.
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Personally, I think most women want to be kept by some filthy rich sugar-daddy.