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.

Everything the President’s Address Didn’t Say About Women

Watching last night’s State of the Union address it would be easy to think that the state of women in the United States is weak. Looking at President Donald Trump flanked by white men on each side and at his cabinet seated in the first row, hearing little acknowledgement of women’s rights and power, it would be easy to forget that there is a movement building its momentum all across the U.S. right now that will bring with it drastic change: women are fighting back.

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.