Set against a backdrop of #MeToo and Time’s Up, this year’s International Women’s Day feels more relevant than ever, as does this year’s theme:#PressForProgress
Women’s representation—both in pop culture and leadership positions—has come a long way, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement. Over the past few months alone, the Grammy Awards were accused of being too male-focused—Lorde was the only woman to receive a Best Album nomination, and despite a strong number of female nominees in other categories, men swept the actual show—and there has been a lot of conversation around female nominees and winners at Hollywood award shows like the Golden Globes and Oscars, where, for example, only five women have ever taken home an Academy Award for best directing.
Meanwhile, in the world of politics, there’s a surge of women running for office—from local school boards to Congress. Just last week, more than half of the women running for Congress in Texas won their primaries, giving us hope for the rest of the primary elections.
But on the heels of the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, which estimates that gender parity is still 200 years away, a new survey from the Harris Poll seems to confirm what we already suspected: Despite the advancements women have made this year, there’s still a long way to go. Fielded over several days in March, the poll asked more than 2,000 American adults (ages 18 and older) about their feelings on the state of gender parity, gender bias, #MeToo, and more.
Read more at Glamour.