Roots of equality

September 18, 2011

CREDIT: “Suffrage parade, New York City, May 6, 1912,” 1912. Prints and Photographs Division,
Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-10845.

Nobody hands you equality.
We took it.
-Gloria Steinem

It’s been 100 years.

The Equal Rights Amendment was never ratified.

Women who daily exercise rights (fought for and) won by feminists decades before still say things like “I am not a feminist, but ….”

Smart, competent, seasoned women are not considered presidential material.

The female political candidate considered most exciting is Sarah Palin.

Some women still think that feminism denigrates full-time motherhood.

So. How far have we really come?

It’s a real question.

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