August 26th is Women’s Equality Day. It was 95 years ago today where 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution won for the Woman Suffrage Movement! Our world has come a LONG way since this movement! I am glad to be a woman and I believe in each person being treated equally. I feel it is important to teach young kids what “women suffrage” was. I remember watching an old Jay Leno show when he had someone getting petitions to STOP Women Suffrage. MOST people thought they meant that they didn’t want women to suffer and signed the petition. After they signed it, the comedian/actor would tell them how they just signed to not allow women to keep having the right the vote. This clip was written for comedy but this even should be something that American have been educated about.
So to mark the 95th anniversary the COLOR purple I want to invite you to share the significance of both Women’s Equality Day on August 26 and the upcoming release of Suffragette on October 23 by wearing the colors of suffrage – purple, for dignity and ability, green for hope, and white for purity – this Wednesday and encouraging your readers to do the same. Also, for any social posts, the hashtag is #Suffragette.
So be sure to wear these colors and share with the hashtag #Suffragette! Here is a little bit more about the film:
Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing Suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow Suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women’s civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation. Inspired by true events, “Suffragette” is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives. The film also stars Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, and Natalie Press. “Suffragette” is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron from an original screenplay by Abi Morgan.