Feminist Commentary Issues

US Women’s Equality Day

Today commemorates the end of the women’s suffrage movement in the US 97 years ago. Last year, while the first US presidential race with a woman as a nominee of a major party was raging on, I posted some book recommendations on the path of progress that women in the US have paved up to this point. To see the list, click here.

While we have come a long way since that day in 1920 when the 19th Amendment was added to the US Constitution and women were added to the voting populace, we should remember that there is still a long way to go. Not only do we continue to have disparity between men and women when it comes to income and benefits and what is even recognized as labor, we also continue to have disparity among women. Even beyond this historic day, there were plenty of women who fought other kinds of barriers to get to their polling places. Not to mention, voting in itself does not bring about full equality in society. We have a long way to go still.

So, what’s the next step?

While this is different for each person, I’d like to get into some next steps at some point. I plan on topics like the revolution at home, then perhaps the costs of women’s work and equality among women as we move forward. I do have some great books I’ve read already on these topics and am taking suggestions for reading down the road as well. Leave them in the comments!

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