This is a historic time for women in America. #metoo, #Time'sup have added energy to the change women have been working towards since women's suffrage.
“I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.” ―Susan B. Anthony
Hard to believe that we are still confronting workplace inequities and sexual harassment issues, but they ARE being confronted and acted upon. Will this time and this energy bring lasting change, with persistence, we'll see.
This is a month for reflecting on the women who came before and the way they led us here. The theme for this year is Nevertheless She Persisted Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
This year's honorees have fought discrimination in a wide variety of ways from politics to poetry. They have been determined and relentless in pursuing better lives for women and girls. Take time to learn about them and the fights they have fought and keep on fighting.
Age discrimination is especially tough on women. Men are said to age gracefully and become distinguished, while women are expected to exercise, moisturize, fill and nip tuck their advancing years away. We want a society where we value all women for their contributions to community and culture. We need to create change.
Women are winning mayoral elections more frequently: In 2016, women secured more mayoral election wins in 18.9 percent of U.S. cities with more than 30,000 residents, according to data from Catalyst.org. More women are running for office at every level than ever before.
“There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.” ―Michelle Obama