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. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard. Before become a full-time writer, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008.

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

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