5 Women’s Rights Issues In Danger In The US Right Now

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.

Women in Medicine Shout #MeToo About Sexual Harassment at Work

Annette Katz didn’t expect to be part of a major social movement. She didn’t set out to take on a major health organization. But that all began to change when a co-worker saw her fighting back tears and joined Katz to report to her union what amounted to a criminal sexual offense at a Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2012 and 2013.

Democratic Women Will Wear Black for Trump’s Speech

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.