Women activists are not a new phenomenon, but they have been underrepresented for centuries. The work of women has gone unnoticed and unappreciated because the world is male-dominated. Women make up half the population in America, so it’s about time that we give them their due! This blog post will highlight some notable female activists from different periods in history to show how much more badass they were than any man could ever be.
This post is for all women who have been told they can’t, won’t, or don’t. This post is for the girls and women of color who are told their skin tone doesn’t work with fashion standards. This post is for the mothers who want to be more than just a mom. This blog post is to remind you that you’re not alone – it’s time to stop apologizing and start living your best life!
Women activists in the United States have been fighting for their rights for centuries, and it’s not an easy battle. It’s a fight against patriarchy, racism, sexism, and more. Women are still fighting to be equal with men in the workplace. They’re trying to stop sexual harassment on campuses by wearing red today (January 8th). If you want to join them or find out what they’re doing this year – keep reading!
On January 8th, women worldwide will wear red as part of The Day Without A Woman protest. This day is meant to highlight how important women are when it comes to society and our economy.
Women activists are making waves in the world right now! In one of the more recent examples, a group of female Spanish doctors was arrested for performing abortions. The women responded to their arrest by starting a hunger strike that has been going on for over two weeks. Their protest is garnering support from all around the world, and it’s not hard to see why – they’re fighting for what we all deserve: basic human rights.
They’ve already won some concessions from authorities in Spain, but they are still being held against their will without charge or trial while awaiting court proceedings. It’s been an incredible act of bravery and sacrifice, and it’s just one example among many of how amazing women can be when they come together, fight back, refuse to settle.
Women have been at the forefront of activism for centuries. We’ve fought against slavery, inequality in education and wages, women’s suffrage, and much more. This month we celebrate Women by telling some of the amazing stories of female activists.
A. Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery but returned to lead other slaves out of bondage using the Underground Railroad. She also served as a spy during the Civil War and helped free hundreds of enslaved people along her journey back North to freedom.
B. “Women make up almost half of the world’s population and represent more than 50% of all university graduates, but they only occupy 24% of seats in parliaments worldwide.” – UN Women
C. Feminism is everywhere these days: Beyoncé to Emma Watson to Malala Yousafzai; women are taking a stand for equality and raising their voices for what matters most, while men watch silently on the sidelines. And this week, we’re going to talk about how you can do your part in changing our culture too!
D. “It is not enough that some women have succeeded,” said Sheryl Sandberg at her TED Talk last year.
Women activists are not a new phenomenon, but they have been underrepresented for centuries. The work of women has gone unnoticed and unappreciated because the world is male-dominated. Women make up half the population in America, so it’s about time that we give them their due!