Women's Rights and Freedoms
Discrimination in America since 1900
Discrimination (mainly racism), has shaped America since 1900.
Shortly after slavery was abolished, there was much struggle for black people's rights in the 1950's and 60's.
Discrimination in the world currently
After the events of 9/11, all Muslim men with long beards were suspected to be terrorists and were held in airport security longer to perform searches.
Recent terrorist attacks may be causing more and more racist thoughts and comments
Terrorism has changed the way airports run their security
Airports have changed the way they run security to compensate for terrorism on purpose. Suspicion towards Muslim men getting on planes is discriminatory because most of them are just trying to go to where they need to go with no problems.
Discrimination in America today
In several political debates, Donald Trump, who is running for president, has stated that he wants to build a wall to keep the Mexicans out
Even though the immigrants are coming in illegally, that is discriminatory towards Latino people because they aren't the only ones entering America
Trump also stated that most of the new crime in America has resulted from illegal immigrants from Mexico (Which is false)
Judgement Towards Strangers
Prejudice Thoughts Towards Strangers
Major Events in the History of Women's Rights
- 1919- The US House of Representatives and Senate allowed the suffragettes (women fighting for equal rights) proposed bill to be ratified the states.
- 1920- The US enacts the 19th amendment which gives everyone the right to vote regardless of gender.
- 1960- The FDA approves the use of birth control pills.
- 1963- US passes the Equal Pay Act which makes it illegal to pay women less than men for the same job.
- 1972- Title IX of Education Rights Amendment is passed. Bans Sex discrimination in schools and as a result more women get involved in athletics and professional degree programs.
In the US women are treated differently than men
- As of 2015, women make 79 cents for every dollar a man makes in wages. This is evidence of wage discrimination.
- In 2014 over 3000 cases of discrimination of pregnant omen were brought into U.S. courts. This is an example of current gender discrimination against women.
- In the United States, more than 80% of all sexual harassment cases were filed by women.
Women are discriminated against world-wide
- Girls are seen as less valuable than boys in certain cultures. Some infant girls are killed shortly after birth because the family cannot afford to have many children. In those cultures, male babies are seen as more valuable.
- In other countries, girls treated as households slaves. Extreme poverty can increase discrimination.
- There are much higher rates of sexual attacks and rapes against women in developing countries than in the US.
Key figures for women's rights today
- Hillary Clinton, a US presidential candidate, is fighting for women's rights for equal pay and fair treatment in work environments.
- Bernie Sanders, a US presidential candidate, promoting women's rights to choose to have an abortion or not.
- Jyothi Gaddam-Pulla, an activist in Portland, is teaching girls about science and math and raising money for STEM education.
Characters and Connections to Make Lemonade
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