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Unformatted text preview: insurance (health). Historically many states have limited what women could do. Title VII in the 1964 Civil Rights Act made these actions illegal. Family Medical Leave Act (1993) allows people up to 12 weeks unpaid leave to care for others after birth, adoption, or medical emergency. Since women are more likely to take this leave it can lead to hiring discrimination by employers who do not wish to employ those who may take the leave. Title IX has allowed women to participate equally in sports and extra curricular activities at schools and Universities. Led to an unprecedented growth in girls and women in sports Women hold 15% of positions in the House of Representatives, and 14% of Senate in 2005....
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