One Hundred years ago last month, women won the right to vote. Not much was said about it, despite it being an election year. I guess we’ve had too much on our plate what with Covid and all. The 19th Amendment was floated in 1919 and ratified in August 1920. Since that time, as the old ad campaign goes, we’ve come a long way, baby.
Women been Mayors, Governors, Generals and Admirals. We’re run for Vice President and President. We’ve been Secretary of State and members of the Supreme Court. Women have lead Fortune 500 businesses. We really have come long way yet we still have so much more to do.
Yesterday, we lost icon, Notorious R.B.G aka Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a champion for women’s rights. I didn’t always agree with her but I’m glad she was in my corner willing to fight.
If you are a woman and you’re not registered to vote, get your ass out and register. We owe it not only to ourselves and our future but also to honor the strong, stubborn, fearless ladies who came before us paving the way. We still have a lot to do.
Photo Credit: I took this a couple of years ago when my family and I vacationed in Washington, D.C. It filled me with immense pride to see those ladies in those robes knowing they were fighting for me equality for me and my daughter.