While women have gained a lot in the past century, especially in America, there’s still much work to do to reach gender equality. American women make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes – and the disparity is even wider for women of color. Women are 35% more likely than men to live in poverty. Access to birth control and abortion is tenuous at best. Then there’s the fact that men are making the vast majority of our decisions; despite making up a (slight) majority, women hold less than 25% of all political offices.
For the purposes of this website, women’s right will include the following – and more!
- Defunding of women’s programming
- Equal pay
- Reproductive rights
- Violence against women
- Women in politics