16 Unfair AF Reasons Women's Equality Day Is Still Necessary -- Yes, in 2016

women's rights protestEvery year, Women's Equality Day commemorates that wonderful day back in 1920 when women were finally granted the right to vote with the addition of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. Nearly a full century later, women make up about half of the workforce, earn a higher percentage of college degrees than men, and can thank the Affordable Care Act that prevents health care companies from gender discrimination. We also have the chance to elect our first Madam President this fall. So, we've certainly come a long way, baby. 


But there's plenty of work to be done and glaring inequalities that American women still face every day.

Here, stats, personal stories, and quotes show exactly why, in 2016, we still need Women's Equality Day.



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