International Women's Day
At Wadsworth House - our brand is centered around the celebration of womanhood. We embrace femininity and harness the power and strength that a woman holds. Our designs hug the curves with our body conscious aesthetic, and emphasize the curves we women have been blessed with.
However, being a woman is so much more than physical appearance, but the role women play in our society. Women have an incredible degree of emotional intelligence and self-awareness. We have a keen ability to maneuver what has always been a man's world, until recently. We suck it up as we suffer through pain and bleeding every month for 40+ years of our lives. We create life!!!
So, in honor of International Women's Day, we have gathered some major milestones for women throughout history.
- 1848 In the first women's rights convention organized by women, the Seneca Falls Convention is held in New York with 300 attendies, including organizers Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. Sixty-eight women and thirty-two men sign the Declaration of Sentiments, which sparked decades of activism, eventually leading to the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in 1920.
- 1890 Wyoming is the first state to allow women the right to vote with the passing of America's first suffrage law.
- 1917 Jeannette Rankin of Montana, a longtime activist with the National Woman Suffrage Association, is sworn in as the first woman elected to congress as a member of the House of Representatives.
- 1955 Black seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white mean on a bus in Montgomery, AL. The move helps launch the civil rights movement.
- 1960 The Food and Drug Administration approes the first commercially produced brith control pill in the world.
- 1963 President John F. Jennedy signs into law the Equal Pay Act, prohibiting sex-based wage discrimination between men and women performing the same job in the same workplace.
- 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law;Title VII bans employment discrimination based on race, religion, national orgin or sex.
- 2006 the #MeToo movement came into play. It was a social meovement against sexual abuse and sexual harrassment where people publicize allegations of sex crimes. The phrase "me too" was initially used in the context on Myspace, by sexual assault survivor and activist Tarana Burke. It has since taken down many prominent men in society who have abused women from their place of power, such as Harvey Weinstein.
- 2008 Iranian women successfully put an end to polygamous marraige.
- 2009 President Barak Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. It allowed women to file lawsuits for wage discrimination.
- 2018 Saudi Arabian women's ongoing protests ended the driving ban against women.
- 2019 The two NASA austronauts, Jessica Meir and Christina Kock, performed the first all-women spacewalk.
- 2020 Kamala Harris became the first female US Vice President.
We are proud to be a women-owned and led company, and to support other rising women. Because at the end of the day, a strong woman not only empowers and lifts up other women. - but she celebrates the success of other women! That is a value that is deep in the core of our brand values.
We would be remiss not to mention all of the strong women in Ukraine right now who are making the incredibly difficult choice to leave their brothers, husbands, and loved ones behind to find safety with their children. And also the neighboring countries helping the mothers with their babies during these horrific times. Those women and those people are the image of strength.