Some would say that the struggle for American women's equality has already been won, but it only takes a quick look at the facts to dispel that myth.
Women still make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. And workplaces are currently allowed to prohibit employees from discussing pay practices, keeping women in the dark about this discrimination. The Paycheck Fairness Act would remedy that situation. It's being voted on in the U.S. Senate today.
Women are still prohibited from holding thousands of military jobs.
Women are still underrepresented in career fields like engineering, technology, politics and finance.
The media interviews five times more men than women -- even when the subject involves issues like abortion and birth control. In fact, according to a 4th Estate study, eight out of 10 commentators on abortion are men. How can we trust the media portrayal of any debate when this is the case?
It's far past time for these inequities to be fixed.
Learn more about what the ACLU is doing to advance women's rights.