8/26/16

Women's Equality Day

That's today.

Remember Bella Abzug?

Back in 1971, she was a Dem rep from New York State. It was Bella who twisted the Congressional arm to commemorate every August 26 as "Women's Equality Day," as a sort of celebration in remembrance of women's suffrage. August 26, 1920, was the day ratification the 19th Amendment was certified.

As the old commercial used to say - somewhat condescendingly, but still, the message was there - "You've come a long way, baby!"

But not quite far enough, as the inequality in pay continues to fester.

Vanessa McGrady writes a bit about this in Forbes:

'Women's Equality Day' Rubs Salt In The Pay-Gap Wound