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Roe v. Wade (1973)

Case During Second Wave feminism, which developed from the 1960s through the 1980s, many women tried to combat traditional gender roles, which often forced them to stay in the hou...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Notorious RBG

Introduction “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.”  “As women achieve power, the barriers will fall. As society sees what women can do, as women see what...

Liberal Feminism: Freedom From Within the System

Introduction “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”  Explanation...

Equal Pay Act: An Early Step Toward Reducing the Wage Gap

Introduction Sofia and her friend Gabriel decide to start a lawn-mowing business. To start, they’ve decided they will each go to a few of their neighbors, offer to mow the lawn, a...

Susan B. Anthony: Pioneer for Women’s Rights

Background The struggle for suffrage for African Americans and women was constant throughout the nineteenth century and lasted through the early twentieth century. African America...

Dowry: The Price of Being a Woman

Imagine Imagine a close family friend of yours is about to get married. Everyone is extremely excited for her, and the groom-to-be seems like a great match for her! Your family is...

The Equal Rights Amendment: An Ongoing Struggle

Introduction Have you ever heard of the Equal Rights Amendment? The Equal Rights Amendment was the first and only piece of legislation proposed to assure equal protection under th...

Seneca Falls Convention: For Women, By Women

Introduction “I often wonder, when reflecting back on the Seneca Falls Convention, who of us - men and women - would have left our homes, our families, our work to make that journ...