Running to stay in the same spot

Today I had one of those moments when I realized that I had been running very hard just to not lose ground. If you had told me several decades ago  that the gains women had made in the United States could easily slip away I would have accused you of having excessive levels of cynicism. Today I fear I would have to agree.

Today women have less access to reproductive services than they did a decade ago. Legislation aimed at protecting women is being repealed. Institutions designed to service women are underfunded. More disturbing is the perception among many that “since feminism has served its purpose” feminists should fade away.

Is it wrong to feel that one should not have to fight the same battle year after year?