All you need to know about Women’s Equality Day
All you need to know about Women’s Equality Day: August 26th marked a special day in United States History as Women were granted the right to vote on the same day in the year 1920. The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law.
Women’s Equality Day History: The legislation was first introduced in Congress by Bella Abzug in the year 1971. Also called Battling Bella, she was an American Lawyer and US representative. This resolution was passed in 1971 designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day.
Before that American women’s considered second class citizens with no full rights and privileges available to men. Commemorating the day when they got right to vote the US celebrates August 26th as Women’s Equality Day as a symbol of the continued fight for women’s equality.
Every president has published proclamation of women’s equality days post the legislation that passed in 1971.
Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel.
Women’s Equality Day Quotes
“To call a woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then a woman is immeasurably man’s superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she, not greater courage? Without her, the man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with a woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?” Happy Women’s Equality Day 2016
“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”
“When God created man and woman, he was thinking, ‘Who shall I give the power to, to give birth to the next human being?’ And God chose a woman. And this is the big evidence that women are powerful.”
“Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.”
“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.”
-B. R. Ambedkar
Can you better the condition of your women? Then there will be hope for your well-being. Otherwise, you will remain as backward as you are now.