By Ashlyn K. Kuersten

Ladies and the legislation: Leaders, situations, and DocumentS≪/I> chronicles the evolution of women's rights from the progressive battle to the current day. Spanning the gamut of criminal options, court docket judgements, justices, and enterprises, this broad reference additionally explores a huge variety of matters from sexual harassment and spousal abuse to the gender hole in balloting and the custody problem of child M.Profiles of Susan B. Anthony, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anita Hill, Betty Friedan, and different activists discover their roles in bringing the difficulty of equivalent rights for ladies to the leading edge of U.S. politics. an intensive evaluate of key legislative acts, together with the nineteenth modification, the equivalent Pay Act, the being pregnant Discrimination Act, name IX of the academic Amendments, and more moderen rulings just like the Violence opposed to ladies Act of 1994 unearths the successes, disasters, and tenacious efforts of these who're scuffling with to accomplish gender equality within the usa.

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The first women’s movement in the United States emerged from the antislavery movement. The American Anti-Slavery Society welcomed women into its ranks and introduced them to politics. Women such as Lucretia Mott, Angelina and Sarah Grimké, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucy Stone were active proponents of abolition and women’s suffrage and learned the political tactics necessary to push for change among the male politicians of the time. Mott and Stanton organized the first women’s rights meeting, held in 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York.

In 1837, when she would have been of an age to attend college, there was only one regular college for women (Oberlin) and one women’s “seminary” (Mount Holyoke) in the United States. When her father’s finances failed and she was unable to complete any type of education, she first taught school then began a campaign to get colleges around the country to admit female students. For the rest of her life, she was an adamant supporter of coeducational institutions. Anthony was an activist for various causes; she supported the abolition of slavery, pacifism, and of course women’s rights.

In that letter she pleaded with him to include women in the declaration. She warned that women could begin a rebellion of their own, much like the colonists were doing because they had no voice in their own government. Some of the highlights of that letter: I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.

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