A few years ago Annalee Newitz wrote an article wondering if modern women’s rights could just be a momentary blip in history, and if even after everything we have achieved they could disappear as they have so many times before.

Well, today on BBC News I saw this one:

For the first time since it’s been tracked, the average world-wide equality rates between men and women have gotten worse. There are fewer women in power overall, and less and less is being done to ensure that our rights are protected.

What if it’s true? There have been times and places in history when women achieved near-equal rights only to have them disappear. Can you imagine a scenario 100 years from now where history is being rewritten to erase women’s contributions and justify removing our right to vote and self-govern?

I’m so glad I don’t have children.