White House proclaims Wednesday Women’s Equality Day

Hess Stinson, a mother and feminist activist, chose to edit a widely-shared Facebook meme celebrating U.S. Women’s Equality Day, which appeared on the top of many users newsfeed, portraying what she saw as a more historically accurate account of the rights gained in 1920. They soldiered on, often with no end in sight, through mob violence and police brutality, because they knew that they carried with them a fundamental truth.


“A lot of the time it gets framed as men buying into the image of women, but it’s also women buying into the image of women”.

As the Defense Department primes to announce its Women in Service Review final integration decisions for remaining closed positions and any potentially approved exceptions to policy in January 2016, once-prohibited occupations in armor, artillery, infantry and special operations can emerge as unprecedented career options for women, who comprise at least 14 percent of the military, she said. Across the country, women now work as doctors, engineers and other professionals, and my three daughters are growing up with the knowledge that every career is open to them.

As we pause to mark the anniversary of such a momentous day, we encourage people to set aside just a few minutes to check on your registration status, as well as to start learning about the candidates and issues that will be on your ballot.

Since 1971, America has observed this date as Women’s Equality Day. “On the other hand, what most helps women’s wages is unionization”.

Respondents to a new poll believe in equality for women, but many have a negative view of the word “feminism”, are divided on whether women of color face more barriers to equality than white women, and have a narrow idea of what “women’s issues” means. There is still more to do to secure the promise of our Nation for everyone, including ensuring that women have equal opportunities to participate in the classroom, the economy, the workplace, and our democracy. B Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton, joined the abolitionist movement, they were outraged when black men were granted the right to vote in 1870.

In the political empowerment category, Illinois garnered the 18th best ranking for its percentage of women in Congress and the state legislature.

Particularly in our beloved state of New Mexico, women and families continue to shoulder more than their fair share of the burden of our state’s struggles with poverty and child well-being. For every year before then, women were rarely if ever included as participants in clinical trials. The truth is that equality for women simply isn’t written in our founding document. I continue to support passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act because there is no reason why an earnings gap between men and women should persist in the 21st century. If we work together, across party lines and toward a common good, we can take the actions necessary to advance policies that will make women’s lives better.


We need to go further. “If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation”. Not so long ago, after her feminist baptism of fire, she was convinced that the ills chiefly afflicting the community were the gross inequalities of women.

Megan Friedman and
Michael Sebastian