Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Today (August 26) is Women's Equality Day

I just wanted to remind everyone that today is Women's Equality Day, a celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 that acknowledged the right of women to vote! This photo shows only a small part of how long it took and how hard it was for us to "get" the vote. We should never forget that.

This interesting piece on HuffPo today by Luis R. Burgos First Deputy Commissioner, New York Division of Human Rights points out, we still have work to do: "Gender discrimination still exists, most notably in the work place. Women are paid 78 cents on average for every dollar earned by men."
And this quiz from the National Women's History Project is a great way to get the discussion going and to remind us it took 72 years for women to "get" the vote

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