Emma Watson speaks to the U.N. about equality for women: "Fighting for women's rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating...This has to stop. For the record, feminism by definition is: 'The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.'" Follow this link to find a short video primer explaining the three waves of feminism: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2013/08/feminist-adventure-time-a-primer-on-the-three-waves.html
Brave women have fought for women's equality since 1848. Our right to vote wasn't even won until 1920, and there is so much more. The history of women's rights is long and rich with brave women and important gains. There is still a very long way to go before women are truly equal in this country. Sadly, the 'fight' is far from over.
Thank you to the women suffragists who fought so hard for our rights. They suffered bodily harm, jail-time, complete alienation from society.....and some even lost their families in the process. Thank you, and we promise to keep fighting!!