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On this day 100 years ago, the 19th Amendment to the United states Constitution granted some women the right to vote. Even though some were given the right to vote, 100 years later women are still fighting for equality. Don't believe me, let's look at some stats from the ACLU. 

On average women still make just 78 cents for every dollar earned by men. Black women only 64 cents and Latinas only 54 cents for every dollar earned by white men. The Justice Department states that on average, one in four women are homeless due to violence committed against her. 

According an article by Becky Jacobs, for the Salt Lake Tribune, Utah has been named the worst state for women's equality for the third year in a row, with a score of 25.74. Hawaii was named the best state for women's equality with a score of 75.13. 

What I found most shocking about the article is that it states there are no female lawmakers representing Utah in Congress. There are also no women leading Utah's five statewide executive offices. Utah has only had one female Governor, Olene Walker, who was first elected in 1993. 

So as we can see, very little has changed when it comes to women's equality 100 years later and it's shameful! Women deserve the right to be treated equally socially and economically and not discriminated against just because of their gender. 

By Shamere Young

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