Earlier in the week, Charlotte (Hays) poked fun at Women’s Equality Day (August 26th for readers without a calendar of obscure holidays).  This morning, I tackle Women’s Equality Day over at Townhall.com.


First, a little holiday history: In 1971, Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. 


Now, you can make the argument that we have way too many “holidays,” and maybe that’s what Charlotte was getting at.  Women’s Equality Day is an official national holiday, which requires an Act of Congress.  There are also a ton of non-government endorsed pseudo holidays, from National Pig Day to, my favorite, International Talk like a Pirate Day.  I think America’s first-wave feminists deserve a day.  We owe a lot to their bravery.


Women’s Equality Day is a day to honor the suffragists and celebrate their victories.  But on the eve of this holiday, I think it’s important to ask: How does the modern feminist movement stack up to the suffragists?  In my column, I explain how the organized feminist movement has gone off track and is no longer in line with the first-wave feminists.  In a nutshell, important battles for equality have been pushed aside for trivial and/or misguided priorities.


You can read the article here.