Women’s equality day is August 26, as designated by Congress in 1971. Women’s Equality Day celebrates the end of Women’s suffrage and the passage of the 19th Amendment. It is important to remember the women who came before us and their heroism that allows us to enjoy today’s freedoms.
Why is it so Important for Women to Have Equal Rights?
Is this a stupid question? It might be to some, but what reason is there for women not to have equal rights. Women work just as hard and deserve the right to vote, have equal pay, and everything else granted to Americans by the Constitution.
OK, that got a little intense, but it is important to remember that this wasn’t always the case. All humans should be allowed equal rights no matter what sex, race, or sexual identity they happen to be.
Who Are Some of the Famous Fighters in the Battle for Women’s Rights?
Over the years, there have been many women who fought to make life easier for women.
Some of the women you should learn more about include:
- Sojourner Truth — Abolitionist
- Susan B. Anthony — Activist
- Frida Kahlo — Artist And Activist
- Simone De Beauvoir — Philosopher And Writer
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg — Supreme Court Justice
- Gloria Steinem — Feminist Movement Leader
There is Still Work to Be Done!
While it may seem that women have equal rights compared to 100 years ago, there is still work to be done. All over the world, women are still fighting for equal pay in the workplace. This won’t change overnight, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about the women who came before us by not continuing to fight for what we believe in.