Women’s Equality Day

My friend and sister, Karen!

Voice of American Women's Rights

When I began to write this blog, I thought that I would have a great deal to offer. I am not so sure any more. I am overwhelmed by the ways in which women continue to be oppressed in the United States. In many ways, I hold back because of my anger at the continued mistreatment of women.

Today my daughter celebrates her thirty-first birthday. At her birth, I did not think that she would have to continue to fight for the basic rights that should be inalienable; but she does and I do. I get tired of the struggle and wish to pass the baton, but it would seem, for the time being, I must run this race.

In 1971, Rep. Bella Abzug had Congress designate August 26th as Women’s Equality Day. This particular date honors the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the…

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