Write an essay between 400 – 500 words that contains the following paragraphs. Utilize material from this
week to complete this assignment. You must cite your sources, assigned readings only need in-text
citations, e.g.: (Oyez), (Bonomi, et al., pg 734), etc.
Short introduction about your understanding of Women in America prior to this week.
In one to two paragraphs, consider at least two of this week’s readings/videos and discuss how they inform
your understanding on women’s rights in America today. For example, if you choose a historical source like
voting rights or credit issues, how are these issues represented in American socieity in 2021? You may also
choose to look at how these inform contemporary movements such as the Me Too movement.
Short concluding paragraph where you consider the current state of this issue in America and what is left to
those are the articles to read and videos:
Ain’t I a Woman, Compare the Two Speeches: https://www.thesojournertruthproject.com/compare-thespeeches/ (opens in new window)
Black Women and the FIght for Voting Rights: https://www.nps.gov/articles/black-women-and-the-fight-forvoting-rights.htm (opens in new window)
Explore Oyez’s resource on Reed vs Reed: https://www.oyez.org/cases/1971/70-4 (opens in new window)
“Double Crap!” Abuse and Harmed Identity in Fifty Shades of Grey:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bx_TXP71wnYGODRUZE1lY3ZFNmc/edit (opens in new window, pdf also
The Simple Truth about the Pay Gap: https://www.aauw.org/resources/research/simple-truth/ (opens in new
His and Hers… Healthcare (video): https://www.ted.com/talks/paula_johnson_his_and_hers_health_care?
referrer=playlist-10_talks_by_women_that_everyon (opens in new window