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  • Lori Lindsay

Achieving Gender Equality and Women's Rights

During Women's History Month, we honor the efforts and accomplishments of women throughout history, as well as the current struggle for gender equality. The United States observes Women's History Month in March, which offers a chance to consider the steps taken to realize equal rights for people and to honor the women who paved the way.

Nevertheless, considerable effort needs to be done to ensure that women have equal opportunities and rights in all spheres of life, notwithstanding the recent advancements. Women in the US still experience a variety of issues, such as unequal pay, a lack of representation in senior positions, and continuing gender-based violence.

With women receiving only 82 cents for every dollar earned by males, the gender pay gap is still a serious problem. For women of color, the difference is much wider. The ability of women to sustain themselves and their children, as well as their financial stability, is significantly impacted by this pay difference. Additionally, only 6.6% of CEO positions in S&P 500 businesses are held by women, demonstrating the continued underrepresentation of women in leadership roles in the workplace.

One in three American women may experience physical, sexual, or stalking abuse from an intimate relationship at some point in their lives, making gender-based violence another enduring issue. The COVID-19 pandemic's recent increase in domestic violence events has placed this problem into stark relief and highlighted the urgency of taking action to address it.

Furthermore, reproductive rights and access to healthcare remain contentious political issues, with women's bodies and healthcare decisions frequently being legislated and debated without their input or consent.

Despite these obstacles, women have kept removing restrictions and progressing in numerous fields. Women are speaking out and demanding change, from Kamala Harris being the first Black, female, and South Asian vice president of the United States to a record number of women getting elected to Congress in the 2020 elections.

In conclusion, Women's History Month serves as a time to honor the accomplishments of women and to consider the development of gender equality. To ensure that women have equal opportunities and rights in all spheres of life, however, there is still more work to be done, despite the advancements that have been made. We must keep advancing toward a time when all women are free from prejudice and violence and are able to realize their full potential.

The Right Move Group.

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  • Lori Lindsay

1- Ice skating at LA Live or Santa Monica Winterlit.

2 - Candy Cane Lane in Altadena.

3 - The Grove. Every night, it snows at For one hour.

4 - Hollywood Blvd. Christmas lights and decorations.

5 - Descano Gardens. Enchanted Forest of Light.

6 - Yuletide Cinemaland in L.A Heritage Square.

7 - L.A. Zoo Lights.

8 - L.A. County Holiday Celebration at the The Music Center.

9 - LA Arboretum: Lightscape in downtown LA.

10 - Holiday Road in Calabasas.

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Entwined in Golden Gate Park

Charles Gadeken’s crowd-favorite glowing meadow is back in Golden Gate Park.

Spend a day at San Jose’s glittering winter wonderland or take a drive through Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday drive-through.

This gorgeous garden in Walnut Creek will be decked out with lights, lasers, and special effects.

Holidays at Filoli in Woodside

One of the Bay Area’s most beautiful and lesser-known light displays is at Filoli Estate & Gardens in Woodside.

Now through January – The 10th annual event celebrates 62 temporary and permanent glowing installations around SF.

SF’s Exploratorium has brought back its popular exhibition of light art.

Glowfari at the Oakland Zoo

Hundreds of gigantic hand-painted animal lanterns have been placed throughout the Oakland Zoo’s campus, making for a totally unique zoo tour by night.

Embarcadero Center in San Francisco

SF’s Embarcadero Center will be outlined with 17,000 bright lights for its characteristic look during the holidays. Festivities include the 36th annual building lighting ceremony and carnival.

Let’s Glow SF in San Francisco

Downtown SF is once again pulling out all the stops with Let’s Glow SF, the nation’s largest holiday projecting mapping event which transforms buildings around the Financial District. The displays are easily viewed via a self-guided walking tour. Let’s Glow SF was a total hit for its inaugural event last year, so we can’t wait to see how they’ll step it up this time around.

The Bill Graham Menorah Project is back this year with nightly giant menorah lighting ceremonies every night of Hanukkah. See the famous 25-foot menorah alight over Union Square and be sure to check out the special events happening on December 18th, which include kids’ crafts and performances.

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