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1 WOMEN AND EQUALITY Presentation by Victoria and Ethan

2  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

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5  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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10  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.”

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12 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

13  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

14 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?

15 WORKS CITED  Coontz, Stephanie. "OPINION; Why Gender Equality Stalled." The New York Times. The New York Times, 17 Feb Web. 28 Mar  "Picture History : "Women Demand Equality"" Picture History : "Women Demand Equality" N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar  History Alive! Madison, WI: Teachers’ Curriculum Institute, Bold

16 WORKS CITED  History Alive! Madison, WI: Teachers’ Curriculum Institute, Bold


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