When an ambitious woman was entitled to an education by her progressive deceased relative, her living relatives had other plans. Here is her story from Reddit's "Am I the A-hole" forum:
My great-aunt set up savings accounts for all of her female relatives. In our culture, education for women is not really valued and she thought that was bullsh*t.
She lived with her father in London where she was educated. She went on to attend university and became a doctor. She married a British man, they moved to America and had a great life.
She funded the education of as many of her neices and grand neices as she could. When she passed away she left money for every girl relative she could.
My parents managed to access the accounts that were set up for my sister and I. They used it to pay for my brother's wedding. My sister didn't care because she got married two years out of high school and had no intention of going to college.