Summary and Main Ideas

Summary of The Fight For Women’s Rights

Glossary

comparable worth: a doctrine calling for the same pay for workers whose jobs require the same level of education, responsibility, training, or working conditions

coverture: a legal status of married women in which their separate legal identities were erased

Equal Rights Amendment (ERA): the proposed amendment to the Constitution that would have prohibited all discrimination based on sex

glass ceiling: an invisible barrier caused by discrimination that prevents women from rising to the highest levels of an organization—including corporations, governments, academic institutions, and religious organizations

Title IX: the section of the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972 that prohibits discrimination in education on the basis of sex

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