Women in the 1930's

Social, Economic, and Political Inequalities

Same Work

Although American women have been denied job opportunities both by law and custom, their protests in the 19th and 20th centuries were instrumental in compelling sexual equality in the workplace. Today, however, there is still some injustices in the working market.("Women in the Workplace." American History.)("Women in Economics." American History)

Same Voice

The last challenge to women's right to vote was defeated when the Supreme Court upheld the amendment in Leser v. Garnett (1922). This gave women voting rights, giving them the same voice as the male population. (woman suffrage movement." American History)("American Woman Suffrage Association." American History.)

Same Rights

Among the issues hotly contested at the conventions were women's lack of civil and legal rights, especially property rights; women's right to suffrage; women's right to divorce; women's right to serve as a member of Congress or as president of the United States; women's intellectual equality with men; women's claim to moral superiority; the need for expanded educational opportunities for women, including higher education and professional training. So many rights were denied to women. The Seneca Falls Convention changed this. ("Women's Rights Conventions.." American History.)