Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, strongly believed in the power and strength of women. She recognized that both men and women can work the same, act the same, and make important decisions by themselves. Most importantly, Juliette and several millions of women around the world fought to earn their right to vote. Today, the United States marks its 95th year when votes to women became officially part of the U.S. Constitution. It is wonderful and exciting for girls around the world to be a part of this auspicious day when women were finally recognized as powerful free women.
<In the 1900s>
In order to reach this promising day, there was about 72 years of campaigning by a huge civil rights movement for women. Women were portrayed as “beautiful” and “not fit for serious employment.” And women struggled themselves at times, knowing whether they can do the things that men do. However, it was time women stood their ground—and thanks to the many activists and supporters, women earned their right to vote.
<In the 2000s>
It is amazing to see how the world has changed in the past 100 years. Sometimes we take for granted how much women had to fight for what they believed in—for the rights we have now. We’ve truly come so far. Women have taken on leadership roles such as becoming business CEOs, surgeons, teachers, politicians, and even astronauts. Projects around the world to help stop hunger and poverty are being led by women.
Today is a very important day that must be shared amongst the women around the world. Take a moment to appreciate the women in the past who worked so hard to change women’s roles in society. Let’s celebrate girl power!
Hear&Now post by: Priyanka, Girl Scout Ambassador