In anticipation of Women’s Equality Day, an annual designation commemorating the struggle for women’s suffrage, the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment into the U.S. Constitution, and the continued fight for full equality for all women, we wanted to know what people thought about women’s equality today; we wanted to know… does women’s equality really matter?
So we put the question out there, and got flooded with responses. Video messages streamed in from people from all over – women, girls, men and boys all using their individual voices to amplify a collective message to the world.
This is why women’s equality is more important than ever.
Origin Of Women’s Equality Day
In 1971, Representative Bella Abzug (D-NY), one of the fearless trailblazers featured in our Feminism At Work illustration, introduced the bill designating August 26th of each year as Women’s Equality Day.
An American lawyer, U.S. Representative (1971-1977), anti-war activist, and founding feminist, Bella Abzug was one of the most influential and recognizable female politicians of the late 20th century. Bold and outspoken, she was also among the most visible and effective leaders of the second wave of the women’s movement. Her legacy is marked by her fearless efforts of taking on the government, and having great impact on the political process.