Today is International Women's Day. It is a day for us to celebrate all the achievements of women across the world - all the monumental contributions they’ve made to social, economic, cultural and political advancements.
WHY WE CELEBRATE WOMEN TODAY
♀ In 1908, over 15,000 women marched in NYC demanding better pay, shorter hours and voting rights.
♀ In 1908, National Women’s Day was observed for the first time across the US.
♀ In 1913, it was agreed to be International Women’s day moving forward.
♀ In 1920, white women were given the right to vote.
♀ In 1924, Native women were given the right to vote.
♀ In 1954, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus for a white person.
♀ In 1965, Voting Rights Act was passed, allowing women of color to vote.
♀ In 1974, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974 was passed which allowed women to get credit cards in their name (thank you RBG).
♀ In 2020, Kamala Harris became the first woman and woman of color Vice President.
♀ In 2021, women who work full-time and year-round are paid 82 cent for every dollar that a man makes, with that gap widening even more for women of color.