When you take the time to vote this year, remember to take a moment and thank all the women who fought to give you the right to vote. It was not an easy battle. Those who fought for our right to vote lost so much. Equality was an alien term for the leaders during that time and sparked fear in those who could not handle change. As such, these Suffragettes were made to look crazy, never allowed to see their kids, had to hide from the law, lost their jobs and some even lost their lives. Yet, the women continued to fight, never giving into the popular archaic thoughts that infected the lives of society. The women looked to the future, to hope of equality.
In recognition of their fight, Focus Features took this momentous event in history and created a film, inspired by true events, called Suffragette. This heart-breaking and inspirational drama focuses on the real foot soldiers of the Suffragette movement and how they turned to violence as the only route to change. They were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives.
This month, Focus Features wants to honor the 19th Amendment, which granted women in the United States the right to vote in 1919. with the campaign, “19 Days of Suffrage” (#19daysofsuffrage). Today is Day 2 of the “19 Days of Suffrage.”
I invite you to share posts on twitter, facebook, Instagram or whatever social media platform you prefer, regarding the theme featured each week for the “19 Days of Suffrage.” This is a great opportunity to remember the heroines in your life, the people who inspired you and what you are most thankful for.
Each Week’s theme:
- Week of 11/2: Post about the first time you voted
- Week of 11/9: Talk about the heroines in your family that serve or have served in the Military.
- Week of 11/16: Who in your life inspired you?
- Week of 11/23: What are you most Thankful For and what still needs to be fought for? #fightsnotover
In honor of the movie Suffragette and the “19 Days of Suffrage,” I have a very special promotional pack to giveaway to one lucky winner. The promotional pack features a Suffragette tote bag, a Suffragette charm bracelet, a mini poster and a journal. The contest starts Nov. 3, 2015 and ends Nov. 23, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST. For a chance to win this amazing package, take a moment and comment below by answering one or more of the following questions:
- What does it means to you to be a woman in the world today?
- What are some of the challenges that you face?
- What fights have you won?.
You can also tweet this contest daily for more entries. I will also be posting, on facebook, several opportunities for you to gain entries. You will be given the chance to comment on the specific theme each week during the “19 Days of Suffrage.”
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