If you have been on Google today or even Facebook, you know it is International Women’s Day. In 1908, women in New York City marched through the streets to demand shorter working hours, better pay and voting rights. 15,000 women marched that day. 15,000 women marched. The number amazes me.
It would be another 12 years before women in America received the right to vote.
Women in Saudi Arabia still have to wait another year.
There are more facts, I could give you, but knowing the facts haven’t encouraged governments or people to change them.
Facts are suppose to be monuments to the truth. Today, we ignore the facts we don’t like or which don’t support the conclusions we hold dear. Women still get paid less than men on average. Women still face increasing rates of domestic violence in 1st world countries.
Action at always begins at home. Women and men need to be celebrated equally for their strength and supported when they fall down. Men and women should not tear each other down to raise themselves up. Being a feminist doesn’t mean hating men or blaming them for the condition of women, today. The time for blaming each other is over. It is time for action.
Time to have conversations with each other about how to make the world a better place for everyone. And then act on them.