"We can simply acknowledge it doesn't need to be this way," said Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. Following the fatal shooting of another unarmed Black man, Daunte Wright, Governor Waltz, like many around the nation, is fed up with watching the same movie.

Real change must come!

Well done! "We can stop pretending," said Gov. Wiltz. He is absolutely right. The Governor demanded state legislatures begin hearings on police reform. In no way is this call for reform a way of vilifying all police. Rather, it is a necessary need to take out the trash by doing a thorough investigation into weeding out bad actors on every level.

If every state would demand accountability and transparency of its legislators and justice systems, the country would surely be a better place for everyone. It is time for change, and taking responsibility is a good place to start.

LOOK: Milestones in women's history from the year you were born

Women have left marks on everything from entertainment and music to space exploration, athletics, and technology. Each passing year and new milestone makes it clear both how recent this history-making is in relation to the rest of the country, as well as how far we still need to go. The resulting timeline shows that women are constantly making history worthy of best-selling biographies and classroom textbooks; someone just needs to write about them.

Scroll through to find out when women in the U.S. and around the world won rights, the names of women who shattered the glass ceiling, and which country's women banded together to end a civil war.

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