Today is Women’s Equality Day
I raise up my voice — not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard … we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.Malala Yousafzai
Woman’s Equality Day
In case the post title, etc., hasn’t already tipped you off – today is Women’s Equality Day.
This particular date was chosen to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.
Women’s Equality Day is more than just a celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment.
It is also meant to call attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.
Unlike Go Topless Day, this is an official event, sanctioned and proclaimed by Congress. This year the two events happen to fall on the same day. But, they are very much separate from each other.
Women’s Equality Day is largely the creation of Representative Bella Abzug (D-NY). Back in 1971, U.S. Congress passed a resolution proclaiming August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.”
It was Congresswoman Abzug (aka “Battling Bella”) who sponsored the resolution and shepherded it through the legislative process.
We are coming down from our pedestal and up from the laundry room.Bella Abzug
Women’s Equality Day for me…
I do believe very strongly in equality for all. Equality regardless of gender, race, sexual preference, faith, etc.
For folks who know that I am a Master in a consensual power exchange, that might raise an eyebrow, or two. I am not Master because I am inherently superior. Any partners I might have are not slaves because of their inferiority.
Far from it…
Mastery is a role I’ve chosen. It is a lifestyle I live. But, it’s not a belief in my own inherent superiority.
So I heartily celebrate Woman’s Equality Day. Obviously, I am publicizing the event here on my blog.
I honor the women who have been part of my life today. As much as any man (with the exception of my father) they have helped me to become the individual I am today.
It’s hard to imagine the world in a time where women could not vote. Yet, that was literally true only 100 years ago. We’ve come a long way in the last century.
Yet, we need to go further still. I hope that 100 years from now, our ancestors will look back and be amazed that there ever was a time when equality was even a question. I hope that by then, life without equality is simply unimaginable…
Women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition.Timothy Leary