Women's Rights

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    Women's Rights Progression

  • National American Woman Suffrage Association

    The National Women Suffrage Association and the American Women Suffrage Association merged to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
  • Colorado

    Colorado is the first state to adopt the amendment which granted the women the right to vote.
  • The Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor

    The Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor is formed to collect information in work places so that they could ensure a safe and fair working enviornment for women.
  • Birth Control

    Margaret Sanger founds the American Birth Control League, which became the Planned Parenthood Federation of American in 1942. In 1960, birth control pills were approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Ms. Magazine

    Ms. Magazine is published as a sample in the New York magazine. Its first independent issue was published in 1972 and it became a major forum for feminist voices. Gloria Steinem, the cofounder and editor, became an icon in the modern feminist movement.
  • Roe v. Wade

    As a result of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court establishes a woman's right to safe and legal abortion, overriding the anti-abortion laws of many states.
  • Marital Rape Law

    The first marital rape law was enacted in Nebraska which made it illegal for a husband to rape his wife.
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act

    The Pregnancy Discrimination act bans discrimination of pregnant women in the work place. Women could not be fired or denied a job because they might be or become pregnant and women who were pregnant could not be forced to go on pregnancy leave if they were able and willing to do their job.
  • The Violence Against Women Act

    The Violence Against Woment Act made penalties worse for sex offenders, funds services for victims or rape and domestic abuse, and provided special training police officers.
  • United States v. Virginia

    In United States vs, Virginia, the supreme court rules that the all-male Virginia Military School had to accept women if they wanted to continue to receive public funding, and having a seperate school for girls wouldn't be enough.