How did women go about demanding voting rights when they lacked fundamental political rights? It was the conundrum facing suffrage activists as they did their best to convince men to share the vote with them. Voting rights was the first step towards political influence were other issues; children's education and general social welfare could be tackled.
In the last three years, I've observed a promising movement. Powerful old men are speaking out in support of women as equals. Just when I thought it would never happen, like passing the 19th Amendment, the light of dawn for equal rights is shining hopeful.
Some of my women friends don't want anything to do with the feminist label. One friend ended our relationship after she learned I took part in the 2017 Women's March in Washington, D.C. They equate feminists to man-haters. But can they explain to me why it doesn't ruffle their feathers when boys are told not to act like a girl? What's so bad about girls? When you combine pink and blue, you have purple. Can't we be purple people?