What Do This T-Shirt and Women's Equality Day Have in Common?

Tory Burch just launched a cool, vintage-style crew-neck tee just in time for Women’s Equality Day (today), which celebrates the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution that granted women the right to vote. But if the amendment was adopted in 1920, you may be wondering why the back of the T-shirt has the date September 20, 1973.

This was the day female tennis player Billie Jean King beat her male cohort Bobby Riggs in a televised match watched ’round the nation, bringing major attention to women’s equality issues. The sporting event was dubbed “Battle of the Sexes,” and Emma Stone’s upcoming film of the same name retells King’s victory and her fight for equal pay for female athletes.

Not only does this kick-ass tee commemorate equal rights, but the sales go to leveling the playing field for future women entrepreneurs and leaders. Half of the proceeds go to the Tory Burch Foundation and half go to the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative.

While today should certainly be celebrated by learning about the significance and history of the Women’s Rights Movement as well as making strides toward equality, if you're up for also making a contribution to the cause (as well as your closet), shop the Tory Burch vintage-inspired tee below.

 

Celebrate Women's Equality Day by registering to vote!

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