8 Things That Prove The Past Year Wasn't Completely Horrible For Women

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The first year of Donald Trump’s presidency has been infamously bad for women, a seemingly endless onslaught of macro and microaggressions.
However, on International Women’s Day — 24 hours in which we are encouraged to consider equality, hope, justice, empathy, respect, forgiveness, and tenacity — it seems counterproductive to think about all the bullshit President Donald Trump and his administrators have lobbed at us. This is supposed to be a day for celebrating our achievements and the progress we’ve made since March 8 of last year, and for reigniting a sense of purpose in the months ahead. With that in mind, it seems more effective to focus on the good, rather than the bad.
The past year hasn’t been a total wash, and has in fact brought the occasional victory our way. Below, we’ve corralled eight of the things to happen to women, to give you something to celebrate.