Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Celebrate and Elevate Women in Society

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Celebrate and Elevate Women in Society

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"I'm telling Mom!" We say it, and then we run to the mother figures in our lives. Women who are understanding, solve problems and do not judge us; they love us. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we would elevate women to their rightful place in our society?

Currently, women make 80 cents to every dollar made by a man; the United States remains one of the only industrialized nations yet to elect a woman to the presidency; we do not mandate paid maternity leave and when women decide to return to work, they are stigmatized for placing career over children; sexual assault and abuse of women remain epidemic, and 80 percent of women with disabilities will report facing abuse and assault in their lifetimes.

The Women's March and the #MeToo movement have led to the further empowerment of women in very public ways. …

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