Did you know that up until the 1900’s women were not allowed to be in control of their money!😯
Hello, grade 4 and ms.m I am Sadie and I am here to talk to you about women’s rights. In the words of Supreme court Justice Ruth Bater Ginsburg who was asked “When will there be enough women in the Supreme Court,” she said, “When there are nine!” There have been 9 men and nobody has ever questioned that!”
Women’s rights has evolved so much over the years (PAUSE) but what if I told you that 4000 years ago in the Mayan civilization women had the same amount of power as men.
This might be a little surprising but it is true! Fast forward to the middle ages and women were only allowed to work in the home. We jump forward in time again to the 1700s when women had no power or rights to vote or anything. This is where the women’s suffrage movement started.
Fast forward to 2022 and a lot has changed for lots of women around the world but there is still work to be done! This is where I am going to tell you about some amazing women!
Let’s start with Michelle Obama. (PAUSE) Michelle Obama is the wife of former President Obama. and she has served as a role model for women and worked as an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating. So thank you so much, Michelle Obama.
My second role model is Gal Godot. Gal Godot is an inspiring role model with her role as wonder woman she taught girls that they can be how and what they want to be.
Now my final role model is Malala. Malala helps girls every day with her foundation. She gives girls the right to go to school so that all girls can learn and get a proper education to help them get a good job and live a good life. She has written books about her story and what happened. Malala desperately wanted to go to school but because she was a girl she was not allowed to go.
What can we do to help the women of the world? We need to keep fighting for women’s rights. Even as we speak, in the US the conservative-led supreme court is trying to overturn Roe vs Wade, a decision that gave women choice in their pregnancy. Don’t be a bystander, if you see something bad that is happening to a woman, you should go and help them. We need to help raise awareness for women’s rights so that you and other people can help the world. Some ways to raise awareness are posting blog posts about it, sharing the history of women’s rights, or you could peacefully protest against the unfairness to women.
Now here we are at the part where YOU can do something! (PAUSE) In conclusion, all of the women in the world matter and we can try as hard as we can to help the women of the world. Women’s rights are important because of the history, the role models, and what we can
do to help. If you agree with me, please try and help the women of the world with this knowledge that we both share. Thank you for listening!