Activity #2 - Independent Work

Now that you have learned about the struggle that women have gone through to gain the right to vote, you will research to learn about contemporary equality issues affecting women.

Directions: Select 2 issues from the suggestions below. You may elect to research another contemporary gender equality issue. Write a brief summary of the issues and post it to your blog.


Contemporary Laws and Supreme Court Cases (hints to help you in your research):
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Kirchberg v. Feenstra, 450 U.S. 455, 459-60
  • Roberts v. U.S. Jaycees, 468 U.S. 609
  • Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 57
  • Johnson v. Santa Clara County, 480 U.S. 616
  • Webster v. Reproductive Health Services, 492 U.S. 490
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Gender Equity in Education Act
  • The Violence Against Women Act
  • United States v. Virginia, 518 U.S. 515 (1996)


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