Women Equality Day (26 August)
Enjoying equality among men was not a hereditary privilege for women, but it is hard-earned by courageous ladies. A lot of women had to fight to get this and others had to shed their blood in the war field or at a plethora of other places. Then, came the day of 26th August 1920, when US women got equality rights by the constitutional reforms. Here comes the story behind the whole. Scroll down to gather the best information about the women’s equality day.
The story begins with the women’s struggle of 72 long years after which they got to see the day of voting rights. On 26th August 1920, women got the right to vote official as it became part of the US constitution. Particularly, it came into effect with the 19th amendment of the constitution. With these, women could now be treated equally among their male counterparts.
The respected thinkers like Rousseau and Kant believe that it used to be pretty logical for the people to call women inferior to men. People used to believe that women are “masterpieces of beauty ” and no serious employment exists for women. But, the civil rights war of the audacious and courageous women forced people to change their thoughts and assumptions about women. The civil rights war of women began in 1848 at the world’s first right convention that was held in Seneca Falls of New York city and it continued to catch the fire till women got the significant results.
Though the women’s rights movement lost the momentum due to the anti-slavery movement of that time, yet the women did not lose hope. They continued raising their voice against the need of their voting rights. Finally, The National American Women Suffrage Association emerged under the leadership of an important American suffragist, social activist Ms. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Then, the movement came on the right track of momentum again and shook the leaders well.
The great ladies including Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt proved that those who think women are not good for anything are completely illogical people. These women fought for attaining the civil rights in society and got equal status with significant scientists like Jane Goodall, Marie Curie, and Rosalind Franklin. In the last century, women showcased that everyone is capable of achieving great if they get a chance for the same regardless of their gender.
In short, the Women Equality day does not only celebrate the great day of the 19th amendment when women got the rights, but it also commemorates the struggle of women for rights. Since 1973, Women Equality day has been celebrated not only in the US but in a lot of other countries and regions to appreciate the efforts of modern women too.
Ideas to celebrate Women Equality day
Nowadays, women’s equality is no more limited to voting rights, but women are rising even more high to reach the zenith of the sky.
The organizations like Equality Now and Womankind Worldwide put huge efforts to endow the women of the whole globe with opportunities to get quality education and employment. Not merely this, but these organizations also stand their voice for women who are dealing with violence, stereotypes, discrimination, and suppression for no fault of them.
Here comes the list of efforts that you can put to treat the women equal among men among category of women’s equality day celebration ideas.
- Share household responsibilities
On the women’s equality day, it becomes your responsibility to pledge for something that can make super ladies of your family feel special and equal. If your women work day and night then you can do dishes sometimes and cook food on other days. Stop assuming that household chores are not meant for men. Become a wife of your husband while being the husband of your wife at the same time.
- Be vocal about discrimination issues
Whenever you see a suppression or violence against women, you must not neglect the incident. However, you must take it on your morality and become vocal about the issue. You can use social media platforms for this or you can help the lady to complain about such problems. If someone cannot raise a voice then you should offer them a tongue.
- Thank the influential women of your life
It is pretty evident that women are not limited to the homes anymore, however, they work hard and harder for becoming independent and for family growth sometimes. In such a scenario, you must not take your steps backward whereas you should give a thank-you letter to your superwomen on the occasion of Women Equality Day to make her feel supreme.
- Do not be a stereotype
There is a vast life beyond the stereotypes and narrow thinking and one must try to live that. Judging a woman’s capabilities and limits by their gender are not acceptable at all. Thus, you must try to rise above such thinking if you have identical thoughts too. If you treat the women equally as men, then you must celebrate your thinking and continue to be like this only.
- Organize workshops and seminars
By any chance, if you own an organization or enjoy a workspace with a lot of powers, then you are lucky to get a chance. You have the opportunity to organize seminars and workshops to spread awareness among illiterate and literate all those who comprehend women as weak creatures. Understanding it as your responsibility, you can become a reason to change at least the mentality of one ill-minded person and make the future of at least one woman amazing.
All-in-all, Women Equality Day is not a day to celebrate on a particular date but it is a reminder for all of us to understand that women are officially equal among men. It is the need of the hour to comprehend the situation well and treat the women of your family, organization, and your society a better way.
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