I can't believe it took nearly 60 years for women to be able to vote. A BASIC human right, to have a say in who leads our country and to vote on things that concern ALL people, women and men alike. You read the things about the first wave (voting) and then the second wave, which is about equal rights and pay in the work place, or women being able to work at all in the same work place as men. Just because we have what seems like equal rights in the work place, doesn't mean we do. During the third wave, it almost seems like we are conditioned to think that we can vote, we can work with men, we're equal, thank you ladies! But its almost too far from that. Not all young women take advantage of what we have worked for today. Not to mention that the society we live in now is incredibly sexist, and growing worse.
So to prevent myself from spewing out a rant. I think it's important to understand that we have come far, this is true, and bravo to the women who helped us get to where we are today. But it is also important to understand that we are not finished, we still have plenty of work to do.
"Soujourner Truth often encountered men who said that women were weak and they needed to be helped into carriages and lifted over ditches. I have ploughed and planted and been gathered into barns and no man could head me! Ain't I a woman!"
I just really enjoyed that bit from the article. :)