U.S. women can celebrate the annual March 8 International Women’s Day knowing that a record number of women took the oath of office in the House and Senate this January. They might also praise the fact that just this week President Obama finally signed the Violence Against Women Act into law.
Or maybe, U.S. women are simply thankful to say farewell to the past year’s battles over contraception, equal pay, and misconceptions about the female reproductive system (that one’s for you, Todd Akin).
Here’s a recap of the top seven moments that made 2012 feel more like 1962 all over again. For the first top moment in the year of the mad men, click here.