I’m taking a US Women’s History course this semester (YES.) and this morning we discussed the history of women being denied individual legal status/positions of power due to “PMS and mood swings, as these factors can negatively affect decision-making”. We were all getting pretty fired up when one girl, bewildered, raised her hand and asked timidly “But… Did women fight that? Back then? Did they, like, rise up against it?” She used the past tense, as if this idea has since been abandoned. Every woman in the class fell into kind of a heartbroken silence. This is the fight, my love. Welcome. I’m so sorry.