100 years ago American women were granted the constitutional right to #vote in a major victory for the women’s #suffrage movement. #WomensEqualityDayAs I wrote in response to the Good Morning America video I embedded on the 100th anniversary of Tennessee ratifying the 19th Amendment, "I agree; it was a good first step, but more still needs to be done." Speaking of which, women's equality is about more than being able to vote. It's about equality in the workplace as well. The U.S. Army uploaded a video about that earlier today, Women's Equality Day Recognizes Significance of Women in the Military.
Sergeant Major Tres Bien Adams discusses Women's Equality Day, her military career, the first time she voted, and women’s ever-evolving role in the military. (Video by Russell Toof)The U.S. Armed Forces, particularly the Army, led the way in desegregating society. They can also do it for gender equality. If the Army can do it, then civilians can, too.
Happy Women's Equality Day!