"On Tuesday, 15 new women were sworn into office. 12 Democrats and 3 Republicans took a solemn oath to stand for justice and freedom and fairness. We have to hold them to those promises. And when they fulfill them, we have to be the first and loudest to applaud."
"'I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but someday, someone will, and hopefully sooner than we might think right now,' Clinton said in her concession speech Wednesday.
And for some women who were running, the words rang true."
Live feed from Susan B. Anthony's grave in Rochester, where thousands of women have lined up to put their "I Voted" stickers on her tombstone.
"When women leaders step into territory traditionally occupied by men, something odd happens, according to research by Victoria Brescoll, a social psychologist at the Yale School of Management.
We expect a great deal from a female candidate for president. It’s called perfection. [...] Men wear imperfection comfortably. Some voters are incredibly forgiving of male politicians’ mistakes. 'Boys will be boys,' but girls must be goddesses."
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"I look forward to visiting your community soon, and if you elect me as Illinois’s Senator, I will fight my heart out to represent you with honor and integrity."
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is running for Senate!
"Seven years ago, Hillary Clinton lost the Democratic nomination; she is expected to try again next year. Is America ready for a woman? According to the latest Economist/YouGov Poll it is – that is, two in three Americans think the country is ready to elect a woman as President.
Eight years ago, not quite as many Americans thought that was the case: just over half said the country was ready to elect a woman. The change seems to have come from women themselves."
"Even though nine out of 10 nurses are women, men in the profession earn higher salaries, and the pay gap has remained constant over the past quarter century."
Women dominate the nursing field...and still make less than men.
"The growing evidence for the fact that more gender-equity in the workplace is not only common sense, but also good business has become almost indisputable."
It's simple: more women in leadership= more profits.
"The feminist movement has got a bad rap because it’s been mired by imagery of angry women railing at men for the fact that we don’t have it as good as them – that we don’t “have it all” and they do."
"But that’s untrue. Men don’t have it all either. Whatever all means."
Despite being bullied in school for her sexuality, Tamilian actress, writer and filmmaker Kalki Subramaniam went on to earn two master's degrees. By using social media, she has given her community a global voice, and established herself as a successful activist, encouraging several transgender students to stay in school and find employment.
Must read: "11 Inspirational Stories Of Women Who've Fought For Gender Equality"
"The ongoing threat from the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab means that remote villages and citizens suffer indiscriminate attacks. In the ongoing conflict, women and children remain faceless victims of beatings, rape and unwarranted assaults."
"But one courageous woman has dedicated herself to protecting these countless victims."
Amran Abdundi faces death threats regularly...but that is not stopping her from empowering women and girls. Her story is incredible.
"I’m not here to tell guys that it’s their responsibility to come to a woman’s rescue. Women are more than capable of handling themselves, and have been doing so wonderfully for years.
What I am saying is, as one man to another man, examine your own mind-set. Examine what makes you tick. Because if you feel that you are more valuable than your wife and kids, that’s a problem."
Terry Crews explains how to be a male ally...and it's perfect.
"Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had quite a year. Legal junkies and feminist disciples alike have long admired the Justice's badassery since she took her seat in the court in 1993. But it was her scathing dissent of the Supreme Court's decision to allow private businesses to refuse certain forms of birth control coverage to their employees that launched her OG status into public consciousness."
Check out the incredible "8 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes To Celebrate 82 Notorious Years."