It was a long fight, which began at the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton composed the Declaration of Sentiments. Unfortunately, several of Stanton's complaints remain problems for American women today, despite reforms in federal and state laws. Equal pay for equal work remains an unmet goal, and the glass ceiling is as strong as ever. The double standard is still with us, not just in matters of sexuality, but also in matters of workplace, home, and community behavior. Crimes against women are common.
Our language continues to reflect generations of sexist attitudes. Adult women are still relegated to the position of children by being called "girls," groups of people are still called "guys," humankind is called "mankind," and God is called "He." Point out the inherent bigotry in this, and you are "accused" of being politically incorrect.
What is incorrect is the way women are treated.