Today is International Women’s Day and all over the web are brilliantly written articles, pictures, and videos. I have spent my morning reading about wise, brave, loving, and strong women. The rights we have today were not just given to us; a price was paid for them. The price was paid with the blood, sweat, and tears of the women who came before us.
It reminded me of where, as women we have come but also where we must still go. For while many wonderful advancements have been made there is still so many more that need to be done. The current political climate has made that perfectly clear. My uterus is still something we see men fighting about on Capitol Hill. Still men and sadly even some women believe that they know what is best for me and my body. I still earn less than my male counterparts. The ERA has still not been ratified.
This year, I have been very politically active and while talking to an aid, trying to get to a Senator, I was told, “He is a literalist, so be prepared.” I asked what this meant and was told, “He believes in the Constitution as literal, you as a woman, your rights are not guaranteed.” I thought this aid must have lost their mind and so I quickly made some phone calls and found out that:
As A Woman I Was NOT Protected Under The Constitution.
My first thought was what the fuck and I instantly wanted to know more so I watched an amazing documentary called Equal Means Equal, read a ton of legal articles about it, and found out everything they were telling me was true. I have gone on to read many insightful articles about the Equal Rights Amendment and all the reasons it was never ratified even though both parties fully supported.
Today, women all over the world are joining together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman. By doing so we are recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system. So, what can you do?
Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:
- Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor
- Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman
- Watch Equal Means Equal with your family.
In January, I marched with my beautiful mother and women of all races, religions, gender expressions, ages, and disabilities and you know what? It was Beautiful!
What I felt and learned that day was that:
is stronger than hate, fear, and greed. That when women come together to unite and protect every life that is where the magic happens. That is when miracles are born.
So I encourage you today to stand with women around the world, to strike with them in any way you can. You will be striking with women in more than 50 countries to promote issues facing women who are marginalized. Today I strike for my daughter.
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I want women to know their worth and to find and use their voice!