Opinions Throughout History: Gender: Roles & Rights, 1st Edition

  • Micah L. Issitt
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  • ISBN-10: 1682179524
  • ISBN-13: 9781682179529
  • DDC: 305.30973
  • 804 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This title is the third volume in a new series from Grey House Publishing that offers single, in-depth volumes designed to follow the path of public opinion on current, controversial topics as they have evolved throughout history. Includes a range of primary and secondary source documents, such as newspaper and magazine articles, speeches, court decisions, and other legislation. These documents are accompanied by expert commentary and analysis to guide the reader through the process of understanding how each document contributed to, or is a reflection of, changing attitudes about gender roles and rights. Issues discussed include historic patterns of gender balance, religion’s role in community organization, feminism’s impact on defining gender roles for men and women at home and in the workplace, family-centered social policy, the backlash against progressive gender politics, the gender pay parity movement, and the #MeToo movement as a response to workplace sexual harassment.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Historical Timeline.
Citizenship & Constitutional Rights.
1: From the Colonies to the U.S.: Women Ruled by Patriarchs (1777).
2: Seneca Falls, Women & Citizenship: Sentiments of the Sisterhood (1848).
3: Women’s Right to Vote: The 19th Amendment (1920).
4: State Marriage Bans: First State To Ban Discrimination Based on Gender (1993).
Sexual Nonconformity & Changing Policy.
5: Homosexuality in Colonial America: Thomas Jefferson’s Drastic Measures (1778).
6: Hirschfeld’s Studies: Transforming Gender and Sexuality (1910, 1923).
7: Homosexuality is Not a Mental Illness: American Psychiatric Association Reclassifies (1952, 1973).
In The Workplace.
8: Women Wartime Workers: New Gender Norms (1917, 1944).
9: Title IX: Gender Discrimination in Education (1972).
10: Phillips V. Martin Marietta: Gender Discrimination in the Workplace (1973).
11: Meritor Savings Bank V. Vinson: Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace (1986).
12: Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: LGBTQ Service Members Now Openly Serve (2010).
13: Military Ban Against Women Lifted: Women No Longer Limited to Non-Combat Roles (2013).
14: Hillary Clinton Runs for President: Gender Bias and American Voters (2016).
15: #Metoo Movement: Sexual Hierarchy and Abuse (2016-2018).
LGBTQ+ Rights.
16: The Stonewall Riots: Birth of the Gay Rights Movement (1969).
17: Supreme Court & Sexual Behavior: Court Rules to Decriminalize Same-Sex Behavior (2003).
18: Transgender Access to Public Bathrooms: Fight for Gender-Neutral Bathrooms (2013).
Birth Control & Reproduction.
19: Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Clinic: The Right Not to Reproduce (1916).
20: Roe V. Wade: Legalization of Abortion (1973).
21: Men’s Rights: Anti-Feminism and the Men’s Rights Movement (1976, 2009).
Marriage & Parenting.
22: Married Women in Early America: Fight for Property Rights and Child Custody (1848).
23: The Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act: No-Fault Divorce (1970).
24: Transgender Marriage: Legalization of Marriage Based on Gender Identity (1976).
25: The Violence Against Women Act: Married or Not, Violence Against Women is a Crime (1994).
26: Adoption By Same-Sex Couples: First State to Allow Same-Sex Couples to Adopt Jointly (1997).
27: Joint Parenting Movement: Shared Custody Becomes the Norm (2017).
28: Transgender Parenting Rights: In the Best Interests of the Child (1973-2018).
Primary & Secondary Sources.
Historical Snapshots.
About the Author.