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Women's History Month: Paper/Presentation Topics

Topics in Women's History

Consider analyzing one of these topics:

Beauty Standards




The Temperance Movement

Boston Marriages

Birth Control

Cable Act

#MeToo Movement

Black Lives Matter Movement

Women's March

Planned Parenthood

#SayHerName Movement

Bathroom Access for Trans Women

Female Film Directors (esp. Oscar nominations/wins)

Front Line Combat Roles for Women

Trans Women in the Military

Violence Against Trans Women

Street Harassment / #YouOKSis



Selected Events in Women's History

Consider analyzing one of these historical events:

Women's Suffrage in the U.S.

Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

Fourteenth Amendment

League of Women Voters

Married Women's Property Acts

National Organization for Women (NOW)

Sanitary Commission

Seneca Falls Convention

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Higher Education Act of 1972

Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate (2010)

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

U.S. Women's Soccer Wage Discrimination Complaint (2016)



Notable Women

Consider analyzing the life and work of one of these figures:

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Janet Mock

Grace Lee Boggs

Wilma Mankiller

Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Aki Kurose

Diane Nash

Lucy Hicks Anderson

Maya Lin

Shirley Chisholm

Michi Nishiura Weglyn

Clara Barton

Josephine Baker

Jane Goodall

Marie Curie

Susan B. Anthony

Eleanor Roosevelt

Indira Gandhi

Mother Theresa

Dolores Huerta

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Lucretia Mott

Louise Lawrence

Elizabeth Stanton

Anne Hutchinson

Carmen Perez

Tamika Mallory

Linda Sarsour


Information about other historically significant U.S. women can be found at: