APRIL 6TH, 2021
Just about all sports are great for girls, but outdoor sports hold a special place in our hearts because of the adventure factor. Nature adds an element of daring and surprise to any outing, so it’s perfect for teaching girls to be courageous and bold. Here are a few of our favorite spring adventures for girls.
See you on the trail!
What It Is
Women’s Equality Day commemorates the adoption of the 19th amendment in 1920—a mere 101 years ago, and 144 years after the US declared independence from Britain. Before 1920, women couldn’t vote at all. In 1972, President Richard Nixon made Women’s Rights Day (now Women’s Equality Day) a holiday, and every president since has issued a similar proclamation.
Why It Matters
Women’s Equality Day is important because it’s a day for everyone—not just women and girls—to remember how hard women have fought for equality, and how much work there is still to do. Women are still struggling for equality in many ways. Here are a few of them, as outlined by Marie Claire:
- Women make less money—85% of males on average.
- Women are not fairly represented in government—51% of the population is female but only 27% of congress is female.
- Fewer women hold leadership positions in the business world—just 7.4% of CEOs are female.
For more info and 20 more ways women are still struggling, check out the Marie Claire article.
Thanks for taking a moment to learn about this important day with us.