HUM401 M4A2: Gender Equality in America


Assignment 2: Gender Equality in America


For this assignment, compare one of the texts that we read for this module with a contemporary description of women struggling for equal rights in America. Choose a recent article from a newspaper, magazine, or journal, which describes an instance of gender inequality in America. This article should be no more than one year old (but the more recent the better).


For instance, you might choose a newspaper article describing the wage gap between males and females doing similar work, a journal article describing recent legislation geared specifically toward women, a magazine article describing unequal funding for women’s college athletics, and so on.


Once you have found your article, choose one of the Historical Documents we read in this module. You should choose a historical document that you think resonates most with the contemporary article you selected—this could mean that the article and document describe the same problem, or that the article shows that a problem in the document has been solved, or that the article shows new ways old problems manifest, and so on.


Write a 2–3 page analysis paper in Word format (not counting title and reference page) that describes the ways the historical document relates to the article you have chosen. You should describe ways the two texts are similar, ways they are different, and what these similarities and differences demonstrate about the changing—or non-changing—place of women in American society and culture. Include an APA formatted title page and reference page. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.


By Wednesday, February 3, 2016 , deliver your assignment to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox .


All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.