Women have made huge strides in politics. But we have more to do

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July 25, 2019

Women have made huge strides in politics. But we have more to do

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By Suzanne Moore, Karen Peterson and Liane Sorenson,

While it seems as if the 2018 election — and its historic gains for women — was only yesterday, the 2020 election is already the subject of considerable national attention.

Before focusing on 2020, however, we should take a moment to appreciate women’s recent gains in equality. Reflecting on those gains and their history can help maintain the momentum for continuing to advance women’s fully lived equality as we enter the third decade of the 21st century.

Historians may well point to the January 2017 national Women’s March, followed in October by the #MeToo movement, as two of the more dramatic social shifts in the country’s history. The march was likely the largest single-day protest in U.S. history, while the #MeToo movement is one of the clearest demonstrations to date of the power of social media.

Click here to read the full article published by Delaware Online on 2 July 2019.

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