Sunday, August 26, 2007

Women's Equality Day

Today, August 26th, is Women's Equality Day.

On August 26th, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted women the right to vote. In addition to commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment, Women's Equality Day emphasizes the continuing effort toward full equality.

Here is an article about Bella Abzug who instituted Women's Equality Day in 1971.

"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is; I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat."
-- Rebecca West 1913

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