Suffragette…The Genesis of Womens Rights

layout.indd Just got in from seeing an advance screening of the movie “Suffragette”, starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep set in England 1912. It was amazing to see the price we women have to pay for the privilege of owning a vagina between our legs. The British women who were brave enough to fight the political system for women’s rights were well depicted in this movie but I only wish there are more like this to keep telling their tales on a yearly basis. Why? Because women still have a while more to go today and much can be said for such places in the Middle East and other impoverished parts of the world where some women have no say in what age she’s to be married off to an old bag! If only they could punish their male counterparts by having a “sex strike”, that just might do the trick too! For crying out loud, we are the ones baring their kids and cleaning up after them.

How about female mutilation in East Africa? Don’t get me started on that one.

The Sufragette’s selfless efforts helped initiate a worldwide awareness on womens right. The US started the movement in 1920, Nigeria in 1976, e.t.c. Saudi Arabia is promising women rights sometime this year. Fingers crossed!

I urge every woman on the planet to make an effort to see this movie. If all else fails, least you will leave the theater a little bit more empowered!

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