We've come a long way in America when it comes to women's rights. A little less than 100 years ago, women weren't allowed to even vote in Presidential elections. Some major companies in the US have had female CEOs. A woman was the Democratic candidate for the 2016 election. From a certain perspective on paper, things are looking pretty good.
But when you consider that the same Democratic candidate lost to someone with zero experience in politics and has gone on the record saying disgusting things about women, the fact that women still earn less than men in the workplace on average, you quickly realize that there's still a lot of work to be done.
There are also tons of stories about women who bust their behinds at their jobs (my own sister, included), yet don't get anywhere near the recognition their male counterparts do for a fraction of the work they accomplish.