Current Event Paper
Women & the Law
Air Force Removes Height Requirement to Attract More Women Pilots
Johnny Diaz, May/June 2020
To Make Orchestras More Diverse, End Blind Auditions
Anthony Tommasini, NY Times, July 16, 2020
- Identify and define the theoretical framework which best applies to the initial policy discussed in each of the articles. Include an example or case discussed in class.
- Explain how the framework applied to the initial policies. Then explain how the policy change in each article represented a change in the applicable theoretical framework. (You do not have to discuss the second theoretical framework extensively in this section.)
- Discuss the pros and cons of how the different theoretical frameworks impacted the situations in each article and which approach you prefer and why.
California Just Became the First State to Require Women on Corporate Boards. Here’s What You Need to Know
Abigail Hess, CNBC, October 18, 2018
California sued again for requiring women on corporate boards
AP, LA Times, November 13, 2019
A Push To Get More Women On Corporate Boards Gains Momentum
Lily Jamali, NPR, March 5, 2020
- Identify and define the theoretical framework which would describe the law to increase the representation of women on corporate boards. Include an example or case discussed in class.
- Explain how the framework applies to the law’s requirement.
- Explain the arguments for and against the law, why there are lawsuits objecting to it (including what constitutional argument has been made against it), and if it has been effective. Discuss whether or not you think the law was the best approach to reaching gender parity on corporate boards.