Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.
Supreme Court Case Roe v. Wade
Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman's liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction.
Pregnancy Discrimination Act
Prohibited discrimination of pregnancy and childbirth
Ratification Deadline of the ERA
Equal Rights Amendment
Sandra Day O’Connor serves on the Supreme Court
The first women to serve in the Supreme Court, nominated by Reagan
Sally Ride on the Space Shuttle Challenger
Sally Ride became the first American woman to go into space when she flew on the space shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983. She made two shuttle flights, and later became a champion for science education and a role model for generations
Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson
Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 57, is a US labor law case, where the United States Supreme Court, in a 9-0 decision, recognized sexual harassment as a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Anita Hill & Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court confirmation
Anita Hill's sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas became public after the nomination had been reported out from the committee
Violence Against Women Act
The Act provided $1.6 billion toward investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, imposed automatic and mandatory restitution on those convicted, and allowed civil redress in cases prosecutors chose to leave un-prosecuted.
Madeleine Albright is sworn in as Secretary of State
When Albright took office as the 64th U.S. Secretary of State on January 23, 1997, she became the first female U.S. Secretary of State and the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government