In case you didn't know, we're deeply committed to equality for women on all levels—that's why we're always writing about it. In honor of Women's Equality Day, here are the 10 most talked-about sexist, discriminatory, or just plain concerning gender-biased stories from the last year—including topics on equal pay, reproductive rights, and diversity in the workplace.
And, let's not forget to give a big hand to those who are standing up for change. See what influential women from around the globe are saying on Women's Equality Day. Follow along and tweet your own thoughts with the hashtag #WEMatter.
It's time to make the pay gap a thing of the past—American women deserve better. #WEMatterAugust 26, 2014
When #womensucceed America succeeds! This Women's Equality Day we celebrate progress & recommit to work that remains: http://t.co/ORlO0ctv32August 26, 2014
This Women's Equality Day, and every day, let's empower women to reach their full potential. #WeMatter pic.twitter.com/FAfKfHUwfaAugust 26, 2014
Today is Women's Equality Day. On the anniversary of women's suffrage, women's economic security matters. Our votes matter. #WEmatterAugust 26, 2014
Your zip code shouldn't limit your access to #reprohealth care. No matter where we live, #WEmatter.August 26, 2014
When I arrived in Washington, there were 5 women senators. Today—on Women's Equality Day—there are 20. Progress, but work remains. #WEmatterAugust 26, 2014
It took 144 years to gain women's suffrage. We won't wait another 144 for full equality. #WEmatter pic.twitter.com/12gX4FJTe4August 26, 2014
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