“It is a values statement I’m proud to carry with me for the rest of my life,” Danica Roem, who was a co-sponsor of the House resolution to ratify the ERA, said of her tattoo. The tattoo is in cursive and reads, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
“Us as women, we’ve come so far to prove that we’re on the same level as men and we still have a way to go in a multitude of different areas, not just professional wrestling,” Blade says. “It is my goal as a female professional wrestler to get through to one fan — one boy, one girl, one non-binary person — that you can do whatever you set your mind to no matter what you identify as.”
This June 4 marks the 100-year anniversary of Congress’ passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits the government from denying the right to vote on the basis of sex. Museums and institutions around the District are marking the centennial with exhibitions on the movement’s history and leaders.
The American Association of University Women is looking to train millions of women all over the country, and from all walks of life, how to negotiate better salaries and benefits. The group says it’s an effort to close the gender wage gap by 2030. The goal is to teach women how to approach a salary negotiation with confidence and provide tools for use in these situations.