Today is Women’s Equality Day. Exactly 95 years ago today the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was certified as law. (The holiday was created by Congress in 1972.) That was a huge milestone in this country’s history. It sped up progress toward equality, which is still too slow.
We as a society have come a long way since then but still have a long way to go. We have Title IX but no Equal Rights Amendment; universal unpaid family leave but no mandated PAID family leave; women in previously male-only fields but males still predominate; women earn more college degrees but less money; more women politicians but the vast majority are still white men. In short,men still control the corridors of power.
It is insane that women do not have equal power, especially in this country, the United States. It is time that government and business ceased to be men’s clubs. Passing the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) would be a start. One person told me that it is a sledgehammer, but,in my opinion, we badly need a sledgehammer on women’s rightsin this country. On this Women’s Equality Day we must reflect on that and on the future we are creating.
The emMs./em Voting Guide for College Students. – it is time to vote, people! the election is only eight(8) days away. The “GOP” currently has the edge in the race for control of the U.S. Senate. If you thought filibusters were bad, a Republican takeover would be a nightmare! So VOTE! Anyone outside the”GOP” and the Tea Party who does not vote is going to be sorry come January.
Why We Can’t Support Hotels Owned by the Sultan of Brunei. This is an article from Ms. Magazine about the horrible penal laws the Sultan of Brunei is about to impose These laws hurt women and LGBTIs and violate human rights. People in our country patronize his enterprise, such as his hotel. We must cut off business to him and inundate him and his government with lettered and petitions, such the one links to in this article, until he relents.