And it struck me, in a moment of epiphany, exactly how good we have it. So, lets stop for a moment and think about how much better women have it then they used to.
We can vote, we can own property, we can control the rearing of our own children, we can have any job we want, we can go to any school we want.
Why can we do all this? Because someone who came before us fought tooth and nail to give us that right.
So how do we use it?
In the Revolution the soldiers fought for our rights as Americans to be free and today we use that right to make our own decisions. It honors them for us to act upon their sacrifice.
In the Feminist Movement... and during the Suffrage time thing.... women suffered for our rights to have the freedoms we have. So how do we honor them? I know lots of women who stay at home and argue that they need to be treated equally... (Hi, I'm Cannwin--and I'm totally guilty of this), but then lack the true desire to actually go and do.
I mean, come on... lets just be honest with each other right now ladies... how hard is it to change a diaper? Especially compared to some of the things women before us had to sacrifice.
Anyway... I digress... the point of this is to discuss:
Is it possible that, as women of our time, we are standing on the battle field of our feminist ancestors and shouting, "Bring it on! We rock!!" When in reality... the battle has already been fought and we just don't know what to do now that we've won?
And! What are you doing to maintain the rights of feminist freedom that you were given?