Working women face several problems. Historically
the problem was simply access: women weren't
permitted into certain fields. That's less of
a problem today. The larger problems are pay — both
how much women make comparable to men in the
same field, and how much women-dominated industries
make compared to male dominated industries.
issue comes with the introduction of children
and who is responsible for childrearing and how
much employers are supportive of that. Harassment — both
blatant harassment and even more so subtle attempts
to undermined a woman's contribution. In terms
of laws....Family Medical Leave Act could be
extended to smaller businesses as well as include
paid leave. Also harassment laws could be expanded.
I hope that helps...that's a start.