Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Timeline: United States: 2000s

2000s: The Millennium Decade

The decade of 2000 will be inseparable from September 11, 2001, the day that four planes were hijacked, and two were flown into the World Trade Center in New York City; close to 3,000 people were killed in the attacks. Wars in the Middle East ensued, conservative American politics prevailed, and yet great strides were made for women globally. Several countries granted voting rights to women for the first time, including Kuwait and Bahrain, and elected women to the highest ranks of state—among the most notable was the election of Ellen more

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