My intent for today’s post was to write about the women’s marches that took place last weekend and the bizarre backlash against them from women. And I’m not referring to the backlash against hate speech, vandalism or littering – those are all valid points. I’m referring to women who genuinely don’t see why anybody was marching at all because they think everything is hunky dory already.
There are women alive today older than a woman’s right to vote. When us gen xers were kids there were no laws prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace. There is no law that requires employers to pay women as much as men even today. Our rights are very new and in many respects well behind many other countries we normally see ourselves as superior to.
However, it has been brought to my attention that someone already wrote this, and wrote it better than I could have. Her name is Dina Leygerman and she wrote a beautiful article on this very topic and posted it to Medium today:
Please please read this and share it with every women- and man- you know. Yes, it’s much easier being a woman today than it was even 30 years ago, but we still have a long ways to go until we can say we are truly all equal citizens of this great nation.