You and Me and NOW Truly Comes of Age 2-4-2008
It took women and their supporters years through demonstrations, divorces, and peaceful independence rallies to obtain their right to vote, and the rights to control their own bodies with legal abortions, and gainful fulltime work. In 1920 we drove home the message with an amendment to the Constitution extending the right to vote to women.This year in 2008 for the first time, we have a viable woman candidate (Senator Hillary Clinton) with good solid political experience who is also a trend setter, as she competes for the political position of the Presidency of the United States.
In the early years Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony , Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Jane Adams,and Lucretia Mott fought for equality for all women in the United states. Jeannette Rankin became the first Congresswoman. For all of the tireless time and work that these women put forth based on faith and what they thought was the right thing to do, the NOW organization stands up for all womens rights as they prepare to watch over the Super Bowl Sunday football game and the companies who advertise to produce the game. The leaders of the organization are watching for good avertising messages during their AdWatch.
According to NOW “Almost as many women as men watch the Super Bowl, and millions of girls and boys are glued to the screen as well,” said Gandy. “That’s why our feminist ad-watchers will be paying close attention to the commercials and ranking them based on their portrayal of women and other groups who often see themselves stereotyped, ridiculed or just plain missing in high-profile ads.”
Monitors will rate ads based on issues of representation/diversity, sexual exploitation, violence, and social responsibility. Volunteer feminist monitors will be grading the best and the worst of the ads and the NOW Foundation will release its findings late Sunday after the game.
“Fox is reportedly charging $2.7 million this year for 30 seconds of commercial time. If advertisers are willing to hand over that kind of dough, then clearly they believe their commercials will make a big impact on the viewing audience,” Gandy said. “Well we agree. So, this Sunday the NOW Foundation and feminists across the country will be calling personal fouls on the worst Super Bowl commercials and awarding extra points to the ads that best demonstrate the concept of playing fair.”
Finally, we will have a major say in the mainstream press across America as to what is right with integrity to provide a path to enlightenment for the entire nation. We will have a say as to what is respectable and what is not. This is what a Democracy is all about, saying what we feel is right about our rights and to have men respect us enough to not beat us to death because they do not agree with us as happens in other countries on a regular basis.
History tell us the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women’s Right to Vote (1920) – TranscriptSixty-sixth Congress of the United States of America; At the First Session,
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday, the nineteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution extending the right of suffrage to women.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislature of three-fourths of the several States.
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”