From Me Too, to the Dreamers, to the Fight for $15 to Black Lives Matter — women, especially women of color, are leading new movements for equality, dignity and justice. On the electoral side, black women — long the progressive movements most stalwart and committed voters — are raising money, organizing and proving that the path to victory is paved by earning the votes of black women. Working-class black and brown women are leading worker justice campaigns that are winning higher minimum wages, stable scheduling practices and better benefits for all wage-earners. [...]
There is so much real work to be done to achieve gender equality and finally millions of women with just enough power — and more than enough frustration — to demand more. You can’t brand your way to gender equality. We just don’t buy it anymore.