Today is International Women’s Day!
1893: Colorado is the first state to give women the right to vote!
1920: the 19th amendment is added to the constitution granting women the right to vote.
1921: Margaret Sanger creates the American Birth Control League, later becomes Planned Parenthood in 1942.
1960: Birth control pills are approved by the FDA.
1963: Equal Pay Act passes.
1973: Roe v. Wade: Women get the right to SAFE and legal abortions.
1976: Nebraska is the first state to make it ILLEGAL for a husband to rape his wife.
1978: It becomes illegal to discriminate against pregnant women in the workplace.
2009: Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act is passed.
I’m influenced by these powerful women: Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai, Wendy Davis, Sarah Silverman, Sheryl Sandberg, Rosa Parks, Beyonce, my Mother, my Sister, my Mother-in-law, stay at home moms, working moms, the Aunts of the world. My list could go on forever.
Who are the women that influence you? Comment below.