There's no denying that women have had a few setbacks this year. Planned Parenthood took a major blow, and with the pivotal new case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, we're dangerously close to making abortion inaccessible to millions of women (despite DIY abortions being on the rise).
Women are still paid less and given fewer opportunities than men, shamed for having their periods, breastfeeding, and expressing themselves sexually, and blamed for being sexually assaulted.
But that's even more reason to celebrate International Women's Day today. This year's theme, #PledgeForParity, encourages individuals and organizations to sign a "parity pledge": committing to the promotion of gender equality in daily life and the workplace. We know there's still so much work to do, but we have to acknowledge the steps we're taking to get to equality.
This list far from covers it all, but it highlights some of the major wins for women this year: