I apologize. Two days late, but:
Aug 18, 1920 -- 85 years ago -- the Nineteenth Amendment was passed, giving women the vote. Add that to Blacks only getting full voting rights in most of this country just 35-40 years ago ...
... huh. Is this progress? Is it encouraging that the curve/rise is so steep, or a depressing reminder that what most people have as their mental bookmark of what modern society is ... hasn't been? One of the foundations of fundamentalism, of course is pining for a past which never actually existed ... gah, can;t quite wrap my head around where this post is going.
Bit of a mixed bag, eh?
Not to self: Don't read Tom Holland's Rubicon when considering historical posts. Being immersed in Roman Republican timelines smears your perception.
Note to you: Read it. Bloody amazing.