Today, August 26, is, or was, Women’s Equality Day. 96 years ago today the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was cartified as law. This amendment gave women the right to vote.
Today, after almost 100 years of voting, women have finally seen one of their own become the nominee of a major party and have a chance of seeing the first woman elected president. Nevertheless, the reigns of power are still in the hands of men. In this country, 80% of U. S. House and U.S. Senate seats are held by men and very few women are governors of CEOs of companies. Women have won undpaid family leave, which few can afford, but no PAID family leave, which would be much more liberating. Since the ERA has never been ratified ( three states short), no formal constitutional protection against discrimination exists. In short, therefore, to put it mildly, much work is left to be done.