Sunday, August 25, 2013

Happy Women's Equality Day - August 26, 2013!

I still cannot believe that women have only been voting for 93 years - that's not even a century! But I'm so thankful for the women who fought hard to make it happen. Women's Equality Day is a bit of a tribute to them, but also a reminder of the strides yet to come. Even if women are lawfully equal, there's still great sexual oppression and women are constantly dehumanized by our media. Women make 77 cent to the dollar of their male colleague (source) and 1 in 6 women will be the victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime (source). Women represent only 5% of CEOs among Fortune 500 companies and make up only 18% of the U.S. congress (source) and only 20% of the U.S. senate (which is the highest in history). The U.S. ranks 77th as far as female political leaders go, behind countries such as Afghanistan, Rwanda, Mexico, and Iraq (source). Regardless of legal strides made, none of these facts would demonstrate that feminism is over and the movement has met its needs. On the contrary, sexual oppression is running rampant and bigotry is just as widespread as its ever been. Let's take a look at some proud woman-moments and pro-feminist chatter. Here's to years of many more!
 

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1 comment:

Milex said...

it looks so good.