Happy Women’s Equality Day! But We're Not Done Yet!
Today is Women’s Equality Day, the day we mark the anniversary of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. President Obama wrote in this year’s proclamation honoring the day: “We owe that legacy of progress to our mothers and aunts, grandmothers and great-grandmothers--women who proved not only that opportunity and equality do not come without a fight, but also that they are possible. I call upon the people of the United States to celebrate the achievements of women and recommit to realizing gender equality in this country.”
If there’s an upside to the anti-women craziness that’s been sweeping the conservative movement, it’s that most people now realize that while yes, women have made great gains, there is still a long way to go before we realize gender equality in this country.