This infographic from Time helps illustrate what were talking about here. They have good article today about this.
We can do better and I think it’s time for a women president. I feel so lucky to have grown up in the 1970s with a liberated mom who got me excited about ‘women’s lib’ and let me believe women can and could do anything in this world. Thank you mom. Helen Reddy was a favorite in our house and we played her record a zillion times. The I Am Woman lyrics are imprinted in my brain. My little friends on my street and I would belt out the lyrics with our hairbrushes to anyone who would listen. I think my brother remembers and got quite sick of it. Yes I think he’s a feminist too.
Still it gives me goosebumps to hear and makes me proud to be a women. I don’t think a better anthem has ever been written for us. It makes me want the same rights for women all over the world. We must fight for our sisters around the world who do not even have the most basic of rights and we can’t be complacent about the rights we have won at home.
Here’s the best version (live) of Ms Reddy, who wrote the iconic song I still sing at the top of my lungs at home, as my two (hopefully growing up liberated) teenage guys chuckle.
Another article here marking today with some wonderfully inspiring quotes about women’s equality.
I particularly love these two:
infographic via Time, top image via Pinterest