Womens Rights

Women in the workplace
For many years, women were limited participation in the workforce. However, throughout the history of this country women have come a long way toward equality in the workplace. In the year of 2010 Obama signed for equal pay rights in the workplace which allow women to seek redress six months after receiving any discriminatory paycheck (Pearson Education 2008). Women were told that there place was at home being a wife and taking care of house duties and children. There were public policies that dominated women by protecting rather than by the principle of equality (Pearson Education, 2008). Public policy was put in place to protect the family rather than have the fathers gain custody of their children in divorce settlement.
The Equal Rights Amendment stated that “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. There were groups called the National Organization for Women and the National Women’s Political Caucus that was formed in 1960 and 1970 for women to question their traditions and to think strongly about their own rights as a women. Women staying at home and men at work has become a thing of the past. There are more women in the workforce than ever before. As time has changed the public policy has changed also because women still are able to perform their duties at home also. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, banned gender discrimination in employment, congress gave power to individuals who suspected illegal discrimination in the workplace the power to sue the employer . The Education Act of 1972 forbade gender discrimination in education and also athletics. Women have made a lot of progress in making a stand for equality. The debate continues to be a problem with new laws being considered. There are three issues that women continue to face today, wage discrimination, the role that women play in the military, and sexual harassment. Women have been discriminated for...