Today is Women’s Equality Day, a day that commemorates the historical anniversary (August 26, 1920) of women’s suffrage in the United States.
On August 26, 1970, Betty Friedan and the National Organization For Women (NOW) organized a nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality. Fifty years after gaining the right to vote, women had yet to be granted equal opportunities in employment, education, and services such as twenty-four hour child-care centers. Many of these inequalities, unfortunately, still exist to this day.
Women have come a long way since 1920. And while there is still a ways to go, it’s our mission at Darling that women wouldn’t just see themselves as equals, but also individuals. That we wouldn’t just see barriers as obstacles to smash, but minds to engage, converse with and change for the better. Women of the 21st century should be free to express their femininity in a wide variety of forms, all with virtue, authenticity, beauty and love, pursuing justice at every opportunity along the way.
Below we’re sharing how you can do that, too, in 0:50 seconds. Ready to join us?
This Equality Day, let’s use our uniqueness to celebrate what we have in common.
If you, too, embody the Darling Mission, share this video and help us spread the word for all women.
Featuring Ingrid Nilsen, Estee Lalonde, Milena Mallory, Melissa Sonico, Megan Ferguson, Tess Mallory, Minka Kelly, Sasha Morfaw, Tracee Ellis Ross, Searcy Craighead and Gillian Zinser.
Music by: Paris Carney