March is Women’s History Month. March is the month to reflect on our achievements. I found this timeline of women’s rights to be enlightening.
Today is International Women’s Day.
Sometimes I step back and ponder why our society needs “days” or “months” in which specific groups get individual focus. Why achieving equality is so difficult.
I realize the benefits, truly, I do. I know without these special days many people may not be aware of the need for change at all. If we had change, and everyone was given equal respect, equal opportunity, then the need for these days would be obsolete. We would all have the equality we deserve.
I want to be clear that I am absolutely not knocking any organization. Never would I want to take from any attempts to bring light to an important topic.
I am just curious why by now we as a people have not come together. Why we can not see everyone as equals. Equal enough that specific days of the year, or months, are no longer a necessity.
That is my ultimate wish.
If you belong to a special interest group, organization, or program that promotes equality of any kind I commend you! I love seeing people participating as activists for a good cause.
I just simply wish that we could get to a place where none of it is necessary.
This is why I give my support to the organization Equal. I love that they encompass everyone.
People who dig in their heels to truly support any cause are amazing! I am thankful for those who may not be much of an activist but donate funds to support those who are. Some do not have the funds, but have heart and spread the word. I am thankful for them as well.
Whoever you are, however you give support toward the goal of equality, I thank you.
Whether you celebrate black history month, women’s history month, gay pride month, and so on, you rock!
I know there are those of you that worry with all the special interest groups that your own personage may become lost. Maybe you feel there is too little focus on single fathers.
All I know is I get lost in the confusion of which groups to focus on with my support! Perhaps I am not bright enough or maybe I am not alone.
When I first found out about Equal I felt an instant cohesion. I knew that Equal was where I wanted to put my personal focus.
So today, on International Women’s Day, and every day, I will be bringing it back to what Equal is doing for us all. Equal believes that Different Is Equal and you know what, Equal is different too!
Equal is different because they are leaving no man or woman out. Regardless of your race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, color, creed, national origin and so on.
Maybe I am lazy but I appreciate having one awesome organization that I can get behind and give my support. One organization that covers all!
So today, in honor of International Women’s Day and for every day, for everybody, I once again wanted to promote my singular cause, Equal!
If you feel the way I feel, check them out!