Are We Equal?

Are We Equal?

Ninety-five years ago, on August 26, 1920, women were granted the right to vote as the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law. Women’s Equality Day was put forth in 1971 by Rep. Bella Abzug, a Congressman and great champion of women’s rights. In addition to celebrating voting rights, the day also spotlights a continued mission toward equality.Huffington Post

While Women’s Equality Day is a huge day for both women’s and human rights, there’s clearly still so much work to be done. DO YOU KNOW?  The U.S. Constitution still does not have an amendment that explicitly guarantees women equal rights.

BONUS: Check out Elle Covington’s
A Very Brief Timeline Of Feminist History In America” 

WOMEN’S EQUALITY IS NOT PROTECTED
BY THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. 

Whatever happened to the Equal Rights Amendment?!  Didn’t Congress pass it in 1970?  

Yes, but… to learn how the Amendment ultimately failed and has still not been adopted, Watch this TIME video > 

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Have you SEEN this? 
“Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage” is a parody music video paying homage to Alice Paul and the generations of brave women who joined together in the fight to pass the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in 1920″

BONUS:  See how Meryl Streep is campaigning to finally revive the Equal Rights Amendment! In her letter to all 535 members of Congress, the Oscar-winning actress called to revive the issue for a “whole new generation of women and  girls are talking about equality—equal pay, equal protection from sexual assault, equal rights.”

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PHOTO CREDIT: The story cover image above comes from #knowyourherstory:  

St. Augustine photographer Dan Bagan’s portrait of beautifully aged Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes raising their fists in reenactment of their 1971 photo was presented as a 80th birthday gift to Steinem by longtime friend Pitman-Hughes in conjunction with Ms. Foundation gala in New York; the photo is the first in Bagan’s Age of Beauty ™ project. 


BONUS:  Learn more about Gloria Steinem in our tribute to her this month!  HERE >

 

4GGL thanks BUSTLE magazine
for “A Very Brief Timeline Of Feminist History In America.”

{Bustle is for and by women who are moving forward as fast as you are.} 

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And also thanks to TIME magazine
for the History of the Equal Rights Amendment video.

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