Although there has never been a better time to be a woman in this country, women still face several issues that men do not have to contend with. For instance, they still have to fight for the right to vote, have suffered discrimination in employment and pay, and battles against domestic violence are accepted as issues facing only them.

Title IX is a U.S. federal civil rights law stating: No person in the United States shall, based on sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Title IX is a federal civil rights law prohibiting sexual discrimination in education programs and institutions receiving federal funding. Although society has come a long way since Title IX first came into existence, it is still very much a part of American education laws. Title IX provides equal opportunities for male and female student-athletes on all high school and college campuses.


American women face several unique legal hurdles in the workplace. From sexual harassment to unequal pay, they have a legal code written primarily to protect men from lawsuits.

Human Rights

Women have a unique role in reproduction that men do not. As a result, women's health issues, including reproductive rights, remain a public concern. Whether people identify as pro-life (in favor of preserving human life and opposing abortion) or pro-choice (in favor of maintaining a woman's right to decide what to do with her own body), reproductive rights will likely forever remain a hot button issue in American law and politics.

Singles Events and Programs

Women are at greater risk of poverty than men at every stage of their lives due to ongoing gender discrimination and a job bias that favors men.

On average, women earn less than men, resulting in lower lifetime earnings throughout their careers. They also tend to spend more years out of the labor force to care for children and family members, resulting in a more significant number of career breaks and lower lifetime earnings. As a result, several social programs recognize gender-based preferences to better account for this.