Column: USC Aiken supports equal education and employment opportunities for women
In 2019, more women will serve in Congress than America has seen thus far. This is an astounding achievement for female political and social progression.
According to Center for American Women and Politics, 25 members of the Senate and 102 members of the House are women. While celebratory, women in the American political system are still outnumbered. Located in New York, the Seneca Falls Convention is the first women’s rights convention in 1848. Due to its influence, the spark from the convention has been cultivated by innumerable women across the United States. Elizabeth Stanton proclaimed the Declaration of Sentiments and thousands of women have kindled the flame in Stanton’s footsteps.
I believe the continual progression of women’s equality is dependent on education and employment opportunities. I believe women in all walks of life are powerful and that women pursuing education are striving for their independence in their own way. According to U.S. News, 64 percent of students enrolled at USC Aiken are women. USCA presents equal opportunities for women, and as a USCA student I am proud to attend an institution dedicated to social progress and equality.
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