The loss of the Roe right to abortion will begin to unravel a whole skein of privacy rights. A radical solution would be to pass the Equal Rights Amendment to ensure access to the full spectrum of childrearing and reproductive rights.
We should not live in a country where bodily autonomy can be granted or taken away by nine political appointees, most of whom are men and cannot become pregnant. Any civil right contingent upon political whims is not actually a civil right.
What so many of today's most underpaid and essential workers have in common is simply that they are women. Are we willing to re-examine the assumptions embedded in what we have been told are “free markets” for labor?
All five parties comprising the Finish governing coalition are women and there is near gender parity in parliament. Yet Finland is not a utopia for equality. There is still a wage gap, job segregation and the reality of domestic violence.
Virginia has voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Although obstacles still exist, it bolsters activism for gender equality. And it marks a profound change in Virginia, a state that in the past had often been on the wrong side of history.