Happy Hump Day!! I was surprised to hear that today is International Women's Day. Women have made tremendous strides in US history to start a women's right movement. It was started on February 28, 1909 in New York City that was organized by the Socialist Party of America. Women's right movement eventually went worldwide with a demonstration by women textile workers in Petrograd, Russia on March 8, 1917. It prompted the start of the Russian Revolution, which eventually led to Emperor Nicholas II abdicating the throne. The new government of Russia then gave women the right to vote. International Women's Day was recognized in 1975 by the United Nations.
I am glad to see that women have not only had the right to vote, but in today's society, a lot of women are now becoming CEO's, and are running a lot of the corporations that are formed. But, there is a lot of work to be done. Women are still getting paid less than men in the workforce. I saw in an April 24, 2016 article in the Washington Post titled "What is the Real Gender Pay Gap" that "Women earn only 79% of men's average hourly wages." All women ask for equal work and equal pay. But, a lot of women are in jobs such as receptionists, health care aids, and cashiers, which can bring down the wages for women. It is known as a "real gender pay gap." This is not set in stone, and can change. I am hopeful that women can be paid the same amount of money as men.
But, I firmly believe that women have made tremendous positive changes to make their lives more exciting and fulfilling. Women are now able to run for political offices such as a Senator, Congresswomen, and even the highest office of the land, which is the President of the United States. Men should recognize that women are just as qualified to work in a corporate position or to have equal rights. Society is becoming more open to changes. The future looks bright for women.
Sean Sorita is a creative and genuine person who currently resides in the City of Angels. I am a freelance writer who enjoys writing about entertainment and other various topics. I enjoy meditating, golfing, and enjoying the beautiful weather in Los Angeles. I also enjoy traveling as well.