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We all have the power to bring others with us on the path to equality | Molly Harris Olson

Progress for some women can no longer come at the cost of continued exploitation and disempowerment for others
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

We have come a long way since the first Women’s Day in 1911 demanded the right to vote and hold public office, and it’s been a long time since we’ve seen such a public debate about the rights of women and workplace equality.

The world is not yet post-#MeToo or #TimesUp, but the strength of these movements doesn’t look like abating. This extraordinary movement is both necessary and overdue, forcing difficult conversations about the chasm between theories of legally mandated equality and the practical,

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