Gender and Politics
Fall, 2019 - Instructor: Jim Bolner, Sr.
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I. An Introduction to Gender Politics

II.  Gender and Politics in History

III.  Woman Suffrage
       History of Woman Suffrage
       The Nineteenth Amendment

IV.  Gender Inequality and Discrimination: Facts 
       The Gender Pay Gap

V.  Feminism in the United States
      The Abortion Issue
      Sexual Harassment and the #Me2 Movement

V.  Women in Political Office

VI.  The Future of Gender and Politics

Course Resources

The Nineteenth Amendment -- from the U.S. Constution Annotated

The Equal Rights Amendment --from the Digital Public Library of America

"Votes for Women: A Century of Progress" --from The Atlantic [A most impressive collection of articles.]

Gender and Politics --from the Oxford Handbook Online

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politic (2013)

William L. Mace, "Gender Politics: Why Do Men Oppose Gender Equality" --from Psychology Today, October 22, 2018

Pamela Paxton et al., "Gender in Politics" --from The Annual Review of Sociology, (2007)

Azam Kamgulan, "Islam and Women's Rights: Overcoming Inequality" --from Center for Inquiry (June, 2018)

"Women Suffrage: When and Where Did Women Earn the Right to Vote?" --from

Gender Issues Websites --from

Gender Discrimination Applicable Laws --from

Gender Discrimination: U.S. Supreme Court Cases --from

Sex-based Discrimination --from the U.S. Equal Emplloyment Opportunity Commission

Feminist Jurisprudence --from the Cornell Legal Information Institutei

National Women's Law Center

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

5 Facts About Women's Suffrage and the 19th Amendment -- from Action Institute

Equal Pay Act of 1963 -- from the Avalon Project

"80 Nations Set Quotas for Female Leaders.  Should the U.S. Be Next?" --from The Washington Post, March 29, 2019

"History of Women Suffrage in the United States" -- from

"Gender Differences in American Voting Behavior" -- from

Gender Equality in the World -- from The Telegraph (United Kingdom)

-- A Gender Research Resource From Norway

Gendered Innovations -- from Stanford University

Title IX -- Federal constitutional legal protection against discrimination based on sex in institutions which receive federal funds.
Overview of Title IX -- from the Justice Department

League of Women Voters

Timeline of Major Supreme Court Decisions on Women's Rights -- from the ACLU

Michal Lev-Ram,"Even Melinda Gates Has Struggled to Get Her Husband Bill to Do His Fair Share"
--from Fortune Magazine, April 22, 2019

The Center for American Women and Politics --from Rutgers University

The United Nations and Women

The Equal Rights Amendment --Current status of ratification

The Guttmacher Institute --"The Guttmacher Institute is a leading research and policy organization committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and globally."

Women's Rights --from the ACLU

"A Changing World: Global Views on Diversity, Gender Equality, Family Life and the Importance of Religion" --from the Pew Research Center

"Road to Equality" --from Google Arts and Culture

Amy Harmon,  "Which Box Did You Check? --from The New York Times, May 29, 2019

The Road to Equality --from Google Arts and Culture