Thursday, March 8, 2012

Celebrating International Women's Day

100 years ago, women were not allowed to vote in federal elections. A woman had never been elected to parliament. There were no female judges. Women were not allowed to divorce their husbands for adultery. There were no women on Olympic teams, no female radio broadcasters, no equal pay. Birth control was illegal, but it was not illegal for a man to rape his wife. Women were not considered persons.

With no political, social or economic power, women fought for women’s rights. They were harassed and imprisoned, called idealistic, crazy and much worse—but fortunately for us, they succeeded.

Because of those women, today’s women are able to succeed, and encourage others to succeed.


(Text above from here.)

We've come a long way, but we've still got a long way to go. Let's keep moving forward!



8 comments:

  1. We certainly owe a debt of gratitude to the women who paved the way. I know that IWD isn't supposed to be about men-bashing... so I will refrain, but Geez Louise - what's wrong with them? (Couldn't totally refrain!)

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    1. Ha ha...no, you can't totally refrain! I wonder the same thing. More power to us women!

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  2. Isn't it amazing how much things can change, in such a short amount of time? Yay for women everywhere!!! :)

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    1. Yes, it is quite amazing. And I hope that things keep moving forward!

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  3. Very beautiful song. So moving. There is still a long road ahead of us but remembering those who lead the way is the best encouragement to keep going.

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    1. That's right. There are always women who inspire us to keep moving forward.

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