As we observe Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26, which commemorates the day on which the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was certified in 1920, it’s important to take the opportunity to take stock. How far has the United States come in terms of women’s rights — and how is it stalling, or going backwards? The news in many quarters seems positive. More Democrat women are running for office in the 2018 midterm elections than ever before, and the #MeToo movement continues to drive public conversation. But there are some fundamental rights for American women remain at risk.
Two years ago, an 18-year-old was allegedly gang-raped at the Running of the Bulls festival in Spain.
President Donald Trump proclaimed March Women’s History Month in a rather, um, ironic statement published Wednesday evening.
In February, Donald Trump gave a State of the Union-esque address to Congress, and Democratic women used the occasion to make a sartorial statement by wearing white, in honor of the suffragist movement and to indicate resistance to the Trump administration’s hostility towards women’s rights. A year into Trump’s presidency, on the night of his first State of the Union address, the Democratic women will be appropriately clad in a more mournful color: Black.