IT’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S’ EQUALITY DAY!!!
I didn’t realise how much history there is behind this and the amount of information about it. I inserted the information from Wikipedia incase any of you were interested. (NOT MY OWN, ALL OF THIS BELONGS TO WIKIPEDIA I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THIS INFORMATION)
I am also so sorry about the last post, a lot of people said the pictures couldn’t be viewed. I am trying to fix that.
The date was chosen to commemorate the day in 1920 when Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby signed the proclamation granting American women the constitutional right to vote. In 1971, following the 1970 nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality, and again in 1973, as the battles over the Equal Rights Amendment continued, Congresswoman Bella Abzug of New York introduced a resolution to designate August 26th as Women’s Equality Day.
On August 16, 1973, Congress approved H.J. Res. 52, which stated that August 26 would be designated as Women’s Equality Day and that “the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation in commemoration of that day in 1920 on which the women in American were first guaranteed the right to vote”. The same day, President Richard Nixonissued Proclamation 4236 for Women’s Equality Day, which began, in part: “The struggle for women’s suffrage, however, was only the first step toward full and equal participation of women in our Nation’s life. In recent years, we have made other giant strides by attacking sex discrimination through our laws and by paving new avenues to equal economic opportunity for women. Today, in virtually every sector of our society, women are making important contributions to the quality of American life. And yet, much still remains to be done”.
Every president since Richard Nixon and continuing until Barack Obama has issued a proclamation designating August 26 as Women’s Equality Day. On August 25, 2016, President Obama’s Proclamation read, in part: “Today, as we celebrate the anniversary of this hard-won achievement and pay tribute to the trailblazers and suffragists who moved us closer to a more just and prosperous future, we resolve to protect this constitutional right and pledge to continue fighting for equality for women and girls”
perfect opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the women who have a positive impact on my life and inspire me each and every day. In a generation where more and more women are absolutely bossing it and choosing not to follow society’s rules, break out of the mold and make career and life choices for themselves and nobody else, there can be a fair amount of girl-on-girl crime. It’s days like today that should remind us all that we shouldn’t have to compete, judge or tear down those among us and instead we should uplift, empower, encourage and support our fellow females. There are so many ladies who have given me little nuggets of life wisdom which have all contributed to the person that I am today.
Love, Katie x