Happy Women’s Equality Day!
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably already started receiving political campaign calls and emails as the various Presidential candidates get ready for a busy 2024 campaign.
What a long way we’ve come!
Women’s Equality was chosen by congress because of the date of an important protest for the right to vote. It was the first step on a long road to true equality. A road we are still walking. But, it’s also important to remember that it was only a little more than a century ago when women gained the right to vote in the first place. Our voting rights now might feel natural to most of us, but they’re really only a few generations old.
How Far We’ve Come
In that time, BIPOC people also gained the right to vote, LGBTQ people won the right to marry. There have been a lot of proud moments and accomplishments in the last century.
We should celebrate those accomplishments.
But remember that voting rights aren’t the same as true equality. We’ve come a long way, and we’ve still got a long way to go.
So. Celebrate. Take the day to be proud of the incredible accomplishments of our foremothers and their allies in the fight to vote. At the same time, remember that their strength is our strength, and we can bridge the gap and win true equality for women. For BIPOC communities. For disabled people. For LGBTQ people.
Not only can we fight. Women’s equality day is proof that we can win.