Happy Women’s Equality Day!

Women’s Equality Day was designated in 1971 to commemorate the day the 19th amendment was ratified. Check it out below. You’d never guess the decades of struggle–against absurd fears of “petticoat rule” and patronizing warnings about the “burden of politics”–it took to win the right encapsulated in this short document.

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Editorial.

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