I love being an American woman, but, sisters, we have been dissed. Disadvantaged for too many generations, it is disconcerting that South Dakota makes headlines for an all-female gubernatorial ticket because it’s only the fourth in U.S. history, and it’s disheartening that employers can decide what does and does not cover our uteruses based on their religion. It’s disturbing that out of 112 occupations measured in 2013, 109 had higher wages for men than women.
We must refuse to be discouraged. Disillusioned from the myth of gender equality in this country, we will not be dissuaded from our feminist struggle. We must find a way to disallow this supreme injustice.