Woman where treated like property in the 1500. They had very little things to empower them. They had to depend on themselves a lot of the time to speak up. Even with themselves speaking up was still very difficult.
Woman in the 1500 got motivated by the things that men took for granted. An example of this is religion. Religion to woman was gods way of telling them to speak up.
woman in the 1500 also depended on each other for help in times they needed it. The joined together because they had everything they needed, themselves, god, and friends.