Take a moment in this Women’s History Month to appreciate the work done by Gloria Steinem, Betty Freidan and many more who relentlessly pushed equality for women to the front of the nation’s consciousness in the 1960’s and 70’s, successfully challenging discrimination in work and pay and changing personal social norms in sexuality, birth control, abortion, clothing, marriage, childcare and more!
Appreciate the beauty and simplicity of the still-not-ratified Equal Rights Amendment,
"Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
And consider where we are today in Michigan – women hold less than a quarter of the seats in our state government, and only 4 in the State Senate.
Of late we’ve seen a steady erosion in our right to make our own decisions on healthcare and we are losing ground in family support – and Michigan women earn 74 cents for every dollar a man earns.