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History

Some of the main historical events.

Remarkable Changes

Women along history have foughten for their and other women rights. What are some of the remarkable changes?

Limitations

Are they repsected after all these historical events?

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Do women still need to fight for their rights?

There have been huge changes for women in terms of employment in the past decades, with women moving into paid employment outside the home in ways that their grandmothers and even their mothers could only dream of. In the US, for the first time, in 2011, women made up slightly more than half the workforce.

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Rights that women have gained all over the years

Employment and economics Education Family, including marriage and divorce laws and home responsibilities Political participation Images of women in culture and social practice Opposition to “protectiveness” in work, school, church and so on, as limiting women’s rights Racial justice because of the “double discrimination” experienced by women of color

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Main Historical Events

1848: The first women’s rights convention is held in Seneca Falls, New York. 1869: (May) Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman Suffrage Association. 1869: (Nov.) Lucy Stone, Henry Blackwell, and others form the American Woman Suffrage Association. 1890: The National Women Suffrage Association and the American Women Suffrage Association merge to form the National American

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10 Challenges That American Women Still Face Today

1. Getting paid as much as men. 2. Being fairly and proportionally represented in the media. 3. Becoming President. 4. Getting a cheap haircut. 5. Occupational sex segregation.  6. Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. 7. Sexual Violence. 8. Getting access to free birth control. 9. Getting blamed and shamed.  10. Menstruation frustration.

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Women Rights

Women’s right is the fight for the idea that women should have equal rights with men. Over history, this has taken the form of gaining property rights, the women’s suffrage, the right of women to vote, reproductive rights, and the right to work for equal pay. The first right women fighted to have was the

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