‘Accelerating Equality and Empowerment‘ is the theme for 2023 Women’s Equality Day. It is a celebration of achievements, and an awareness of the constant struggle to maintain the rights women already have. Or is it Women’s INequality Day, since the U.S. now ranks 43rd in gender equality.
Take a look back at the history of Women’s Equality Day.
Did you know that is was our own Bella Abzug (D-NY) who presented a bill in 1971 designating August 26th as Women’s Equality Day? Finally, Women’s Equality Day was designated by the U.S. Congress on August 26, 1973, commemorating the 19th Amendment.
This year’s theme for Women’s Equality Day is ‘Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote.‘ Ladies, if we don’t use it, we will lose it. Standing for Women’s Rights doesn’t mean that we agree on every issue. It means that a governmental body won’t dictate a blanket law, without regard to individual, and sometimes very personal rights. It means that we look at each other and say ~ I won’t presume to know what’s best for you, and I hope you will treat me with the same respect. When it comes to Women’s Rights, there should be no division among us. #Vote!
In that spirit, here are a few ways to celebrate the day.