The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, was ratified on August 18, 1920, but that right was granted primarily to white women. It wasn’t until 1965, with the passage of the Voting Rights Act, that all women were truly granted the right to vote. All too often this fact is omitted when we talk about women’s suffrage. One painful truth that has dominated throughout history is that all women were created equal but all are not treated equal. We still cannot take the humanity of women for granted. The year is 2017, and women have not yet achieved equality and equity in the United States, nor throughout the world. In fact, nearly every time women advance, there is some kind of retrenchment as men try to continue hoarding the power they have amassed and wielded so carelessly.