Women of the Century will be the first women’s movement in 100 years to use the word ” feminism” in its modern sense. It will be an historical event because it has happened before. Women have been working towards equal rights for women, but often get erased or are considered a nuisance by mainstream America.
Women Of The Century will be the first feminist video series of all time to take a peek at what is happening in the world today and why we need the feminist movement. I am a huge fan of Sarah Palin and what she represents as a woman, but the fact that she is a woman is just one part of what a feminist is about. We need more women of color, more disabled women, more women of all ages working in every walk of life. This is not a time for politics, it is time to bring our nation together. A major part of this video series womankind will be a discussion on why we need a woman’s movement, and also a timeline of the major events of the past century that effected the women of the past centuries.
We are fortunate that we live in a time when the suffragists were successful, and the women ofrend these rights. We will also be lucky to have the first woman prime minister in the history of the twentieth century. Apart from that we should also be grateful to women who managed to fight for the right of suffrage for women. Without these battles for women’s rights we would not have women in offices, in combat, leading our forces in World War One. A major part of the campaign was the creation of the Women’s Commonwealth which helped women all over the UK to travel, and learn about the Civil Rights Movement.
The famous women of the early part of the twentieth century had to deal with prejudice, harassment, and limited choices in clothing. Suffragettes changed the face of the entire suffrage movement, and changed the landscape of the world for womankind. These suffragettes were a huge inspiration for the women of today.
It is amazing how the laws and legal systems of various countries can differ, and yet still be able to apply to womankind. For example the 19th amendment of the US constitution grants women the right to vote. It shows the profound impact that the suffrage movements had on the evolution of law and country. We now have a female prime minister in Norway, and a number of countries across Europe have women heads of government. This means that the basic principles of participative politics apply to womankind globally.
Regardless of the fact that there are several powerful women alive nowadays, the fact remains that womankind still has a long way to go. In some parts of the globe like the east Tennessee, for example, women do not have the same rights as men. However the spirit of the suffragettes lives on, as you will find the slogan “One hundred women vote” in every political rally I attend. It’s time that women got together and got their fair share.