Feminism is 2017 Word of the Year

The 2017 word of the year, according to Merriam-Webster, is feminism, "the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes; also, organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests."

Each year, since 2003, Merriam-Webster has published a list of 10 words from the English language. The word of the year is determined by website searches and by an online poll.

What happened in politics, business, and entertainment during 2017 to bring more attention to the word feminism?

Why should managers be concerned with women's rights?