I would like to wish everyone a happy Equality Day! August 26th is the date we commemorate (since 1971, thanks to Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY)) the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920, giving women the equal right to vote in elections in the United States. As part of the memorialization of this day and women in our nation’s history, one can still step into the Capitol rotunda and look for a statue of the Suffragettes: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and Susan B. Anthony. When you find it, you will notice there is still a part of the statue that remains uncarved.
This space is reserved exclusively for the bust of the first female President.
So while we wait, I thought today might be a great time to discuss other smaller ways to demonstrate equality in our midst. I’ve experienced some great examples of sexism from people who never considered their comments to be sexist. Here’s my list of things we could do (some individually and some collectively) to promote equality of our sisters, mothers, daughters, partners, and friends. Enjoy! Continue reading