The Women March
The women march is a worldwide protest to advocate legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women's rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, the natural environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, and workers rights. Women joined together all over the world and united. Walking together and joined hand in hand in the streets to fight for women rights.
This is not the first time women joined to fight for their rights. The first women's march was July 19–20, 1848, in Seneca Falls, New York. The principal organizers of the Seneca Falls Convention were Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a mother of four from upstate New York, and the Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Mott. Which eventually lead to woman's suffrage movement. This movement is important because it resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which finally allowed women the right to vote.
There is a long history of women having to fight for equal rights. More than 100 years later the fight is still not over. Today we still have some politicians trying to take away basic women rights. The same issues that were around 100 years ago still linger today. Women are not getting equal pay and women are being denied basic women health services. Women are getting harassed in the workforce, and employers don't want to accommodate single mothers or pregnant women's needs. No one should be denied any form of health services, and it is not the government's place, or anyone place to tell a person what they can and can not do with their body or dictate their health choices. We all should be treated with respect and as equals.
We all should have the same equal opportunities in this world. This is why the movement is so powerful and should continue. We have a lot of work that has to be done and this work can get done. We must stick together as women and sisters to help each other in the time of need.
Every woman is beautiful, fierce and strong, but women are stronger more than ever together. Even though the march is done, the fight is not over. Register to vote and volunteer in your local community. Your vote and your voice matters especially in todays society. Get out and participate and continue the fight for women's right. We can do this.