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WOMEN AND EQUALITY Presentation by Victoria and Ethan
Many women who fought for Civil and workers’ rights later became active in women’s rights. Women make up half of the population in US, but were treated as a minority In 1848 the Seneca Falls convention happened (women’s suffrage) Many women attended college but didn’t enter a profession. For almost every job, women made less than men. Equal pay act = outlawed wage differences based on gender Civil rights act - also prohibited discrimination based on gender. glass ceiling: an invisible barrier to professional advancement of women and minorities
National Organization for Women: a group formed in 1966 to advance women's rights. Sexism - used to describe oppression on women. Women liberation - movement to combat sexual discrimination and to gain full legal, economic, educational, social rights and opportunities for women, equal to those of men. Feminism - movement for women’s equality. Working for Equal Rights - One of the main goals of the women’s movement was to win passage of the equal rights amendment to the Constitution. ERA equality of rights under the law shall not be denied by the United States.
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Some people thought the ERA would force women to serve in the military. Women’s rights also focused on birth control and abortion. Birth control - people argued that family-planning centers should not advise couples on other methods to avoid pregnancy. Some Americans disapproved the pill. Some people saw abortions as murder. 1937 court Ruled in Roe vs. Wade that the "the rights of privacy... is broad enough to encompass a women’s decision whether or not to terminate their pregnancy.”
Accomplishments Right to vote Equal opportunity employment Are now seen as more than just housewives Are more involved in politics Equal civil and political rights
Tremendous progress has been made But there is still discrimination and unfairness towards women In 2012 the US made a proposal to protect a woman’s freedom of choice, achieve pay equity, and stop sexual harassment in all work places Current Progress
QUESTIONS What act outlawed wage differences based on gender ? What exactly is the National Organization for Women? What area of women’s rights did the Seneca Falls convention go over? What is the glass ceiling? What did the Civil Rights act outlaw?
WORKS CITED Coontz, Stephanie. "OPINION; Why Gender Equality Stalled." The New York Times. The New York Times, 17 Feb. 2013. Web. 28 Mar. 2013. "Picture History : "Women Demand Equality"" Picture History : "Women Demand Equality" N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2013. History Alive! Madison, WI: Teachers’ Curriculum Institute, 2012. Bold
WORKS CITED History Alive! Madison, WI: Teachers’ Curriculum Institute, 2012. Bold