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Research Women’s Equality Day and the truth on gender inequality

Women’s Equality Day, on August 26, 2015, marked the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, ratified on August 18, 1920, granting female suffrage. Despite the lengthy passage of time since women gained equal rights in the voting booth, the female half of the population still falls short when it comes to economic equality.

Find out how far women have come in term of equality. (Credit: Borgen Project)

Find out how far women have come in term of equality. (Credit: Borgen Project)

The topic of gender inequality offers a rich variety of research topics, from the suffragists who fought for the right to vote to our modern-day discussions about equal pay and paid parental leave, and many, many more. Read more

Research topic on gender inequality awareness

It may seem like everyone is always talking about gender inequality and the wage gap—as if these are outdated subjects. Shouldn’t we have solved those issues by now? But the truth is that gender inequality is still rampant, and it is brought to the attention of diplomats and the general public by people like UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, who made an impassioned speech in September about how gender inequality is not a woman’s issue—it’s a human issue.

UN Ambassador Emma Watson addresses gender inequality. (Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, Getty Images)

UN Ambassador Emma Watson addresses gender inequality. (Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, Getty Images)

If you are looking for a good research paper topic in gender studies or women’s studies, consider looking at the wage gap, the content of (or reactions to) UN Ambassador Emma Watson’s speech, or a recent study that shows girls are actually ahead of boys—worldwide—in receiving higher grades and achieving student success. Read more

What are the issues each gender faces?

Gender identity, gender inequality and gender stereotypes are three good research paper topics for your sociology major or gender issues class. This article also has tips citing resources, searching databases and using effective keywords for finding information on gender issues.

Breaking away from gender norms at a young age help prevent the gender stereotypes. (Credit: Kirsty Fantini)

Breaking away from gender norms at a young age help prevent the gender stereotypes. (Credit: Kirsty Fantini)

 

Gender identity no longer a disorder

Making news and pleasing the transgender community is the American Psychiatric Association’s Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), which no longer labels transgendered people with a “disorder” or a mental illness. Read more