Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Woman's Equality Day and the Passage of the 19TH Amendment

Today is the anniversary of the passage of the Right to Vote for women. Woman's Equality day is set aside each year to pay homage to all the great women who fought for Suffrage for women. We have come a long way but there is still more road to travel. We have yet to get a woman to the White House. We still have a sexist media out there that vilify strong women like Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin. We still have to worry about earning the same pay for the same work as men. Women are still underrepresented in congress and on the Supreme Court.
Despite the Chris Brown verdict men who assault their wives or girlfriends are given slaps on the wrist. The Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to the Congo to speak out against sexual violence and what happened the media was to concerned with Hillary's exchange with the Congo Student who asked a sexist question or the interpreter did. I guess the media prefers idle gossip to issues of importance to 51% of the population.

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