Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Womens Rights

27,470 views

Published on

Has origins of women's rights in US and a little in world history, includes important Supreme Court cases, current issues and long term impact.

Published in: Education
  • 11:11 - A Message From The Universe? People all of the world keep seeing the repeating numbers "11:11." Discover the POWERFUL guidance the Universe wants everyone to know! ★★★ https://bit.ly/30Ju5r6
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Manifest Absolutely Anything. Discover the Universe's "7 Sacred Signs" that guide the way to unlocking your heart�s greatest desires. Access your free report now! ★★★ http://scamcb.com/manifmagic/pdf
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here

Womens Rights

  1. 1. Student WOMEN’S RIGHTS
  2. 2. Importance of Women’s Rights  Equality between the sexes  Females should be able to lead lives without feeling “less than”  Equal access to education, health, and employment for both sexes
  3. 3. Origins  Women’s rights have been a global issue since ancient times  China: foot binding  Rome: could not vote, hold office, serve in military  Athens: not even considered citizens  Religious books i.e. Bible, Quran, support inequality  Even in the Enlightenment, philosophers did not support equal rights for genders  “When she tries to usurp our rights, she is our inferior.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau
  4. 4. Origins in the U.S.  The first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848  Primary goal was the right to vote  December 10, 1869, Wyoming passed the first women’s suffrage law  The 19th Amendment was added to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote  Since then, the movement has progressed to fight for much more than the right to vote
  5. 5. Goals of Women’s Right Movement  The modern movement encompasses much more than suffrage  The goals of the movement include equal rights to:  Health  Hold public office  Employment  Fair wages  Property  Education  Military  Family rights
  6. 6. Reed v. Reed 1971  Sally and Cecil Reed were a separated couple who both petitioned to be the administrator for their son’s estate  Cecil was originally named administrator for the sole reason of being a male  Decision was overturned by Supreme Court in this case  “To give a mandatory preference to members of either sex… is to make the… legislative choice forbidden by the Equal Protection Clause”-Chief Justice Burger  This was a landmark case because it was the first time the the US Supreme Court ruled a discriminating law against women was unconstitutional
  7. 7. Cleveland Board of Education v. LaFleur  LaFleur was forced to take an unpaid maternity leave after her pregnancy in 1974 and she contested this  Her case made it to the Supreme Court in 1975  The Supreme Court decided it was unlawful to require women to take unpaid maternity leaves after the first trimester  Regarding the due process, health, and employment issues, this case was issued in 1975 in favor of LaFleur  Justice Stewart commented, “By acting to penalize the pregnant teacher for deciding to bear
  8. 8. Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson  Mechelle Vinson sued the bank and specifically, the vice president after being fired  Vinson said the sexual harassment she endured should be declared unlawful discrimination  It was decided “unlawful discrimination” would not just be limited to tangible effects  The purpose of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was to change “the entire spectrum of disparate treatment” of men and women alike  This case was a big victory for women who had suffered in the workplace due to sexual harassment
  9. 9. Impact  Due to many of the landmark cases in the U.S. many countries are starting to follow suit  Women’s rights are at the top of El Salvador’s agenda for 2014  More women are entering the global political arena  Women’s average wages have increased and the pay gap between men and women has narrowed significantly  However some do not fully support all aspects of the movement  Believe pay difference is not due to discrimination, but choices in occupations  Women should be included in draft
  10. 10. Conclusion  America has made great strides for the women’s rights movement  Issues like healthcare, average pay discrimination, and violence against women still remain to be completely resolved  However from the conventions in Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment to the modern cases, women have made a huge leap in the last 150 years in the United States

×