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Once you have found your article, choose one of the Historical Documents we read in this module. You should choose a historical document that you think resonates most with the contemporary article you selected—this could mean that the article and document describe the same problem, or that the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Write a 2–3 page analysis paper in Word format (not counting title and reference page) that describes the ways the historical document relates to the article you have chosen.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.
By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.
All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Choose an appropriate contemporary article from the last year.12 Presented a comparison with a relevant Historical Document that described similarities and differences between the two texts and their discussion of gender inequality.32 Presented interesting and challenging conclusions about the changing or non-changing position of women in American society and culture from the time of the Historical Document to the time of the contemporary article.32 Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.24 Total:100