Today is International Women’s Day and I have a favor to ask of you. I ask that you not only look back on our past and all of those that came before us but also towards our future and how we can improve our world for those that come after us.
On Election Day in 1920, women in the U.S. were finally able to vote. It wasn’t until the 1960’s that restrictions were lifted in regard to race. It seems like so long ago but it wasn’t. I am thankful for all of the women and men that fought for the vote so that I am now able to exercise that right. If those people didn’t stand up and fight for what was right I would be a voiceless citizen today.
To all of the women still fighting for their rights; I salute you. To all of the girls fighting for the right to an education; I salute you. To all of those who hear the incredibly sexist lyrics of “Blurred Lines” and get angry; I salute you.
Today, let’s recognize the people fighting to make our world a better place and strive to be one more in the cause. What type of world do you want to build?
Happy International Women’s Day!