Your text makes many points about the unequal status of women in the workplace, in education, in healthcare, and in politics. Terms are introduced like “the glass ceiling”, “patriarchy”, “gender pay gap”, “sexual harassment”, and we get nifty tables throughout the chapter that reflect this inequality.
Of course, the indicators that measure women’s status relative to men’s have been moving in the right direction But there is much progress still to be made.
And still so many questions…
Are there social barriers that women encounter – in the workplace, at home, in school – that men do not encounter?
What can our government – state and/or federal – do to help further the gains women have made?
How do practices in the workplace inhibit women’s opportunities?
How does the way that Americans define “masculine” and “feminine” perpetuate patriarchy and further women’s disadvantages?