What Does “The Equality State” Know About Gender Equality?… Very Little, Actually

Adapted photo originally by Pascal Bernardon on Unsplash

Wyoming earned its nickname, “The Equality State” for priding itself on being the first state to join the Union that allowed (white) women to vote and hold office. Women’s suffrage in Wyoming passed on December 10, 1869 while it was still considered a U.S. territory, and on September 6, 1870, Louisa Swain of Laramie, Wyoming became the first woman to…

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