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Knowledge Identifier: $Woman




Category: Civil society

Launched in 1723.

Countries: United States (25%), England (25%), US (25%)

Linked to: Continuum International Publishing Group, Appellate Committee of the House of Lords




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The views of Sir Matthew Hale, a 17th-century jurist, published in "The History of the Pleas of the Crown ", stated that a husband cannot be guilty of the rape of his wife because the wife "hath given up herself in this kind to her husband, which she cannot retract"; in England and Wales this would remain law for more than 250 years, until it was abolished by the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords, in the case of "R v R" in 1991 add something


Women's suffrage in the United States was achieved gradually, first at state and local levels, starting in the late 19th century and early 20th century, and in 1920 women in the US received universal vote, with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution add something


In the 1970s, many female academics, including scientists, avoided having children add something


However, throughout the 1980s, institutions tried to equalize conditions for men and women in the workplace add something


According to Smith and Tang, as of 1989, 65 percent of men and only 40 percent of women held tenured positions and only 29 percent of all scientists and engineers employed as assistant professors in four-year colleges and universities were women add something


In 1989, Harvard University tenured its first woman in chemistry, Cynthia Friend, and in 1992 its first woman in physics, Melissa Franklin add something


Boston: Northern University Press, 1991: 96-98 add something


In 1992, women earned 9 percent of the Ph.D.'s awarded in engineering but only one percent of those women became a professor add something


Even in psychology, a degree in which women earn the majority of Ph.D.'s, they hold a significant amount of fewer tenured positions, roughly 19 percent in 1994 add something


In 1995, 11 percent of professors in science and engineering were women add something


CBS News claimed in 2005 that in the United States women who are ages 30 to 44 and hold a university degree make 62 percent of what similarly qualified men do, a lower rate than in all but three of the 19 countries for which numbers are available add something


In Saudi Arabia, witchcraft remains a crime punishable by death, and in 2011 the country beheaded a woman for 'witchcraft and sorcery' add something


Out of the total human population in 2015, there were 101,8 men for every 100 women add something