#GoodRead | Meet the Woman Behind Women’s Equality Day

by Library of Congress [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

by Library of Congress [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

"Meet the Woman Behind Women’s Equality Day":

On Aug. 26, 1970, 50,000 women marched down New York City’s Fifth Avenue in an undeniable display of the strength of second-wave feminism. They were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote, but they were also protesting the limits and expectations placed on American womanhood, demanding changes to childcare and abortion policies and education and employment opportunities. Many abandoned their usual domestic duties for the day, with spiritual sisters across the country staging sit-ins and takeovers of all-male bars.

Read Eliza Berman's full article at TIME here…