Over the weekend, I watched the movie The Suffragette. This movie came out a couple years ago and it's been on my list to watch. I had Friday evening to myself so I found it on Demand and watched it.
It's based on the suffrage movement in the United Kingdom in the early 1900's. The movie follows the story of Maud Watts (fictional character) who is a laundry worker and endures a hard life as a female in the early 1900's and joins the movement. It gave you a look into what women went through to fight for women rights - beatings, imprisonment, hunger strikes, force-feeding, to name a few. Admirable to say the least.
Below are some real images of this suffrage movement in the UK.
The image above is that of Emmeline Pankhurst who was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement. The OG #GirlBoss in my opinion.
As the #PressforProgess campaign states, these ladies began the efforts for equality, but there is still much more progress to be made. Honestly, not just equality in the workplace, but justice for rape. domestic violence and sex trafficking victims. Here are just a few organizations that I have seen that I thought I would share for you all, to educate yourselves and provide support where you can.
So many ways for us to make a difference and do something. Let's not wait for the other person to do it. Take the step.