Women: Be Bold!

By on 03/09/2017

Womens Right to VoteLadies, listen up: In case you haven’t realized it yet, you are strong, bold, brave and amazing! Just like the women that came before you, and just like our daughters will be too.

Throughout history women have persevered in a society and culture that does not fully appreciate our full value or treat us fairly… not yet, anyway. We have been knocked down, shamed, shunned and devalued time and time again.

Nevertheless, we persisted. We fought for rights in our own home, we fought socially, we fought economically, we fought politically and we fought culturally.

And still today, we stay bold and we fight. True equality has not yet been achieved, but let’s take a moment to recognize how far we have come, and just a few of the amazing, brave, bold and badass women we have to thank for the advancement of our rights and the greater equality we now share today.

Malala Yousafzai

“I don’t want to be remembered as the girl who was shot. I want to be remembered as the girl who stood up.”Malala Yousafzai

In a society where most teens are thinking only of their looks, their text messages or about their crush, Malala Yousafzai, at the young age of 17 became the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate. A gunman attempted to assassinate her on a school bus when she was only 15 years old, simply because she was outspoken about the right to education for all girls. After recovering, she stood up and the world listened. She became a prominent education activist, wrote a book, was the subject of a documentary and helped start a non-profit organization. Today she is still only 19 years old.

Rosa Parks

I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.” 

Rosa Parks, A quiet, humble and honest women who decided enough was enough and refused to give up her seat on a bus. She did not yell, she did not fight. But she still sparked a revolution.

Nora Ephron

In the male-dominated journalism industry, Nora Ephron made news of her own. The writer, journalist, artist and director refused to be controlled by an industry that did not know how to accept a powerful and intelligent woman. One of her famous lines is, “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”

Emmeline Pankhurst

Named one of the 100 Most Important People in History by Time magazine, Emmeline Pankhurst‘s bold and strong leadership helped push society forward and helped women achieve equal voting rights.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie was an ingenious scientist whose work earned her two Nobel Peace Prizes. She achieved this in spite of the fact she had to fight sexism from both male peers and female critics as well. Often told she should not pursue science but instead tend to family as a women should, Marie persisted and her courage and dedication resulted in the development of the use of x-rays in surgery as well as in the battlefield. Nevertheless, she persisted

Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova was the world’s first woman in space. As Russian cosmonaut, engineer and politician, she has paved the way for women’s rights by refusing to back down in a man’s world. She completed 48 orbits of the Earth in her three days in space – smashing all the male records before hers.

Is our progress enough? No. We are inferior in no way. Our battle is not yet won, gender equality has not been achieved. But now, more than ever, it is on the horizon, rising slowly, and as long as we all continue to push, speak up, fight for what’s right, and raise our children to do the same, we will soon see the day of true gender equality – to the benefit of the whole world.

As Eleanor Roosevelt once challenged us all to, “do one thing every day that scares you.”

Without the brave and the bold, we will not move forward. Be the change you wish to see in the world.

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