On August 26, 1920, the Suffragettes in the United States, after a hard-fought series of votes in the U.S. Congress and in state legislatures, saw the Nineteenth Amendment became part of the U.S. Constitution. It was progress and change for the advancement of equal rights.
However, nearly 97 years later, the inequality of women continues to endure. Women make up half the workforce, yet earn only 80 cents on the dollar compared to male counterparts.
So YES we need an International Women’s Day. Take notice. Step up. Be Bold. Make a difference.
See this article from The Institute for Women’s Policy that outlines the pay equity and discrimination prevalent today.
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