The Debate Issue: Women in the workplace- sex discrimination

The Debate Issue: Women in the workplace- sex discrimination
The Debate Issue: Women in the workplace- sex discrimination
The Debate Issue: Women in the workplace- sex discrimination
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The Debate Issue: Women in the workplace- sex discrimination

Debate the Issue: Women in the Workplace
Why do Americans disagree over women’s rights?



Background of the Issue:
Why do Americans disagree over women’s rights?
In early America, women had few legal rights. They could not vote, hold office, or work at most jobs. Married women could not own property and were under the legal authority of their husbands.
The women’s movement helped change all this. Nevertheless, Americans still remain divided over women’s rights.
Task:
Use the timeline below to explore this enduring issue.




















The Debate Issue:
Women in the workplace


Background:
On average, women earn less than men in the workplace. This wage gap has led to charges of sex discrimination. Feminists also argue that a “glass ceiling” keeps many women from rising to the top of their profession. But other factors may be involved, too.
Task:
Read both sides of the debate below, and answer the questions after reading.


Questions:
1. Compare How do the two writers agree? How do they disagree?


2. Analyze Affirmative action makes it possible for women and minorities to compete in the workplace. Which of the two women quoted above might support it?


3. Debate Learn more about recent debates on women’s rights. Then, prepare an argument supporting one viewpoint.
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The Debate Issue: Women in the workplace- sex discrimination
The Debate Issue: Women in the workplace- sex discrimination
The Debate Issue: Women in the workplace- sex discrimination