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Thank a Feminist!
Thank a feminist if you agree that...
-Women should have the right to vote
-Women should have access to contraceptives
-Women should have the right to work outside the home
-Women should receive equal pay for equal work
-Women should have the right to refuse sex, even with their husbands
-Women should be able to receive a higher education
-Women should have access to a safe, legal abortion
-Women should be able to participate in sports
-Women should be able to hold political office
-Women should be able to choose any career that interests them
-Women should be free from sexual harassment in the workplace and elsewhere
-Women should be able to enter into legal and financial transactions
-Women should be able to study issues about women's lives and experiences
One hundred years ago, none of these statements were possible for women in the U.S. Only through hard work and dedication of women in each decade of the twentieth century did these rights become available for women.
Today, young women who claim, "I'm not a feminist, but..." benefit from the many gains made by feminists through the twentieth century. So, the next time you go to class, vote or play basketball, thank a feminist!