Women have fought for their rights as human beings, as mothers, as corporate leaders for hundreds of years. Obviously, with every century, there were new issues and settings within which those rights were fought for. What remained the same was the ardent tenacity the women demonstrated while affirming their rights to BE and express themselves as an equal counterpart to men.
The Suffrage, the right to vote in political elections, is the movement artistically and emotionally portrayed in the movie Suffragette. To support the spirit of this movie and honor the 19th Amendment, a campaign “19 Days of Suffrage” was launched on November 2, 2015. Today is Day 4 we celebrate and dedicate to the sacred right of voting for women’s issues by women themselves.
As an election in this country is in the offing, all of us, women, should exercise our voting right to make our lives better through our intelligent effort and cooperation. Let’s not forget those who came before us, who sacrificed their lives, physical and emotional; who propelled our place in this society to the elevation we are observing and living today.
In my humble opinion, we gotta go back to historical facts and know what really happened. History, when it’s mistreated and forgotten, brings such events like fascism and genocide.
Some time ago I came across the article discussing women’s movement and the fight for our right to vote. I saved the photo that was taken in 1914 portraying women in their rally to affirm their participation in the society alongside with men as their equals.
I always ask myself, “Could I do What These Women Did for Me?” In their time and age, it was a heroic generation of women who created a Suffragette movement that changed the whole world. I cannot just sit and be complacent in my life. The minimum I can do, as a token of my huge respect and emotional connection to all who came ahead of me, is to exercise my voting rights.
Look, it is about voting. It is about making your own life a better time to do what you were brought into this life to accomplish.
The Suffragette movie would encourage you to take your rights into your hands and own them. Go see the movie. Reconnect to the historical facts, faces and places of people who layed a foundation for a quality of life you and I are living today.