Third-wave Feminism - Timeline of Third-wave Feminism Worldwide - 2000s


  • 2000: CBS agreed to pay $8 million to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of 200 women.
  • 2001: The Isle of Man passed its first sex discrimination bill.
  • 2004: The March for Women's Lives was held in Washington, D.C., to support the right to abortion, access to birth control, scientifically accurate sex education, and prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, and to show public support for mothers and children.
  • 2004: Asylum Gender Guidelines were introduced by the Home Office of the United Kingdom to tackle issues involving women fleeing their countries.
  • 2007: The Gender Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2006 came into effect in the United Kingdom. It requires that public bodies promote equality of opportunity with a special focus on gender equality. It is each public body’s duty to publish a gender equality scheme which is to be revised every three years. There also has to be an annual report on what actions were taken to achieve objectives outlined in the equality scheme.
  • 2008: Norway requires all companies to have at least forty percent women on their boards.
  • 2008: The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act came into force in the United Kingdom.
  • 2011: The first SlutWalk took place in Toronto on April 3, 2011 in response to Toronto police officer Michael Sanguinetti's statement that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized." Additional SlutWalks sprung up rapidly in cities all over the world, with marchers reclaiming the word "slut" to make the point that if victimized women are sluts, then all women must be, since anyone can be victimized regardless of what they are wearing.

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