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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Today Is Women's Equality Day in the U. S.

The Anniversary of the 19th Amendment (if you're a female and an American citizen, you know which Amendment that is). If not, the links will tell you.

Here and here is Pat Green writing in The Wild Winds of Fortune.

And here is a little more info from Women's History.

Not quite there yet, but we're working on it.

To all our friends:

Happy Women's Equality Day.

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6 Comments:

  • At Saturday, August 26, 2006 12:37:00 PM , Blogger Zee said...

    I have an aversion against "DAYS", may it be women's equality day, secretaries' day, fathers day, independence day, mothers day, cooperate gossip day, save a child day, save a tree day .... all days should be dedicated to do something right, all days have a meaning and a task.

    It is too easy to choose a topic for a day, celebrate it and then be done for the rest of the year, sort of check it off the calendar as a "done this" item.

    We should not commit to this. Every day from now on will be a battle to illuminate humanity, to evoke pictures of trouble, to sketch images of success, to find solutions to ongoing problems, even if humble.

     
  • At Sunday, August 27, 2006 6:39:00 AM , Blogger L-girl said...

    Zee, I totally understand your issues with this.

    On the other hand, the women's movement started this day (Bella Abzug and Betty Friedan, among others, were involved) in 1970 as a way to focus on the unfinished work of equality. It's a day to reflect on what we've won, and what work remains - to talk and to demonstrate about that.

    The National Women's History Museum has some good info on the genesis of this "day" if you're interested.

     
  • At Monday, August 28, 2006 5:37:00 AM , Blogger spadoman said...

    Three daughters, Four Grand daughters, a Sister, A wife and a Mom have taught me that every day is a day to honor women as equals. I even had a women's name for me pirate ship way back when in a former life!

     
  • At Monday, August 28, 2006 2:00:00 PM , Blogger Kvatch said...

    I have an aversion against "DAYS"

    I so disagree, if there was ever an event that deserved celebrating, a collective "Emancipation Day" or "Universal Sufferage Day," would be it.

    Imagine finally a day to celebrate the 19th Amendment, the 14th Amendment, the day the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, the day Voting Rights Act was passed. Outstanding!

    In fact it's so outstanding, I think I'm going to blog on the topic. Back in a tic...

     
  • At Monday, August 28, 2006 8:57:00 PM , Blogger Kvatch said...

  • At Tuesday, August 29, 2006 12:21:00 PM , Blogger Pat Greene said...

    Zee, I agree with your point generally. From a strictly blogging standpoint : ), having "days" serves as a reminder to post about important things we keep meaning to post about but forget to.

    I keep telling people the story of Alice Paul because it is important and too few people know it. It's amazing how many people take suffrage for granted in this country.

     

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