The march was organized to defend women's rights against recent claims by Congressional legislation that could hamper our ability to use birth control and contraception.
What is Women's Equality Day?
According to Wikipedia, Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country on an equal basis with men. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified.
The amendment was first introduced many years earlier in 1878. Every president has published a proclamation for Women's Equality Day since 1971 when legislation was first introduced in Congress by Bella Abzug. This resolution was passed designating August 26 of each year as Women's Equality Day.
Why is GetLusty involved?
Birth control & contraception are essential components of our sexual identities. No one knows women's bodies more than women. That's why we--and thousands of other American women--were so enraged by Todd Akin's comments about, "legitimate rape".
Yeah, we talk about sex a lot. But having a sexual voice starts far from the bedroom. Without a say in politics or business, women could never have come as far as we have.
Couples & parents, like those who marched at the Women's Equality Day march in Chicago (aren't they cute?), can and should make an impact on women's issues. Strong and loving relationships, with sexual satisfaction, breed happiness and health. That's good for everyone.
So celebrate today, ladies. Gents, celebrate your love's freedom. This is a time to talk about the equality that we should enjoy--in and out of the bedroom.
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