Today is national Women’s Equality Day. Last Monday, I blogged about the 94th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Today marks the date in 1920 that the 19th Amendment was officially added to the U.S. Constitution.
At Progress Michigan, every day is Women’s Equality Day, as we fight day in and day out for equal pay for equal work, paid sick days, affordable childcare, reproductive health care, and more.
I know, you’d think that in 2014 issues like equal pay for equal work wouldn’t be issues, but sadly, in 2013 the U.S. failed to make the top 10 — or even the top 20 — of the World Economic Forum’s list of the most gender-equal countries.
In Michigan, conservatives have been turning back the clock on women’s rights faster than Beyoncé squashed divorce rumors at the VMAs. One of their most demeaning acts included passing a law requiring women to buy rape insurance last year.
If that makes you as mad as it makes us then make your voice heard. Join the conversation and help us make it clear to our elected leaders that the success of women and families and the issues we care about are important. Because, put simply, #WEmatter.
Tweet about what matters most to you and your family at @ProgressMich using the hashtag #WEmatter.
Women got a very bogus “equality” with the right to vote, i.e. the right to vote for extremely sexist men. They were still excluded from universities and workplaces. That did not change till the Civil Rights Act.