- – Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination in the workplace based on their sex: conditions of employment, promotion, raises, other job opportunities.
- – The Bill was amended in 1978 to include discrimination based on pregnancy too, The Pregnancy Discrimination Act.
- – The Equal Pay Act forbids paying someone less because of her or his gender.
- – Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, and the courts have protected employees under Title VII.
- – States enforce the laws through their Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions
- – In 2014 women earned, on average, 83% of what men earned. Their weekly average salary was $ 719. This varies by occupation.
- – The Glass Ceiling: a term that represents an artificial barrier that prevents women from advancing their careers into management
- – Girls and boys, and men and women, are targeted differently for how they dress in schools or business environments. Girls/women get in trouble for dressing too sexually, particularly if they are well developed. Boys and men are criticized for wearing pants low, and oftentimes described with a negative connotation as “urban” or even with a racist “ghetto.”
 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Women’s earnings 83 percent of men’s, but vary by occupation on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/womens-earnings-83-percent-of-mens-but-vary-by-occupation.htm (visited March 03, 2016).