1) Read the provided YAWP readings.
2) Read the articles provided.
3) Watch the videos provided.
4) Read pages 817 – 822 and 854 – 857 of the US History online textbook.
Using the instructions above, the provided learning materials, and your own research:
1) Choose one of the resources provided to you and research it fully.
2) Educate your fellow students about the resource that you chose. Provide several details, such as: who was involved, what was the purpose / goal, what was the immediate and long lasting impact of the event / statement?
3) Pose 3 questions about the learning to your fellow students to create further discussions.
Think on these things:
Things Women Could NOT Do Until…
Get a divorce easily.
Before the No Fault Divorce law in 1969, spouses had to show the faults of the other party, such as adultery, and could easily be overturned by recrimination.
Get birth control if they were unmarried.
Baird vs. Eisenstadt (1972)
Serve on a jury.
1975 Taylor v. Louisiana, 419 U.S. 522 (1975), denies states the right to exclude women from juries.
Get a credit card in their name.
Until the Equal Credit Opportunity Act in 1974, women were not able to apply for credit. In 1975, the first women’s bank was opened.
Keep her job if she was pregnant.
Until the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in 1978, women could be fired from their workplace for being pregnant.
Report cases of sexual harassment in the workplace.
The first time that a court recognized sexual harassment in the workplace was in 1977 and it wasn’t until 1980 that sexual harassment was officially defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Pay a man’s rate for health insurance, until the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010.