The movie ‘Suffragettes’ is overwhelming. It is like being woken up from a deep sleep. The movie shows how it was like for women. How they got us votes.
It wasn’t just a movement where women swung their parasols and asked for votes. They surrendered everything they had- family, jobs and the admission to society’s approval.
Just to get noticed in the media, they tried and tried. It wasn’t until Emily Davison stepped in front of the King’s horse and died that the Women’s movement got the ears it needed.
Emily Davison and Emmeline Pankhurst are the two women who led in giving us women rights. We should be forever grateful to them. They called themselves Suffragettes because they demanded the suffrage right for women. Yet, even after almost a century, many countries don’t have a law for Votes For Women. This is a shame.
Women are half of the population, living in constitutions made by men and living mostly in democracies where most leaders are men.
We must step out and shine. Just like these women did.
But they represented votes, we now must move beyond.
We are Feminists. We believe in the social, political, economic equality of the sexes.
We are hear to demand equality for everyone so that we don’t have to hear of a massacre like the one is Orlando again.
Respect is a human right. Human rights apply for everyone whether they are male, female, gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual.
It is time we accept that and deal with it.