SparkleBlob strikes again with our monthly Craftivism, this time in honor of Women’s History Month!
Featuring images of: The Statue of Liberty, Audre Lorde, Statue of Justice, a Taco, a Beaver and a Clam! We had a fine CraftNight coloring these stickers and sticking them wherever we wanted! A GREAT night! Might I add, we also had playing in the background the first season of the TV Series, Wonder Woman, starring Lynda Carter. She was the highest paid female actor of the 70s.
I illustrated these stickers (print these on adhesive sticker sheets!) in honor of Women’s History Month. And for anyone who is like “WHY?” Here’s why:
Living free from violence is a human right, yet millions of women and girls suffer disproportionately from violence both in peace and in war, at the hands of the state, in the home and community. Across the globe, women are beaten, raped, mutilated, and killed with impunity.
This is from Amnesty International’s Women’s Rights page. Read the rest of it, and get involved here.
It’s not olden times, it’s happening NOW. It’s not okay. Part of changing how women are viewed and treated today is teaching and showing that women have always been amazing.
It wasn’t the suffragists who created great women. Great women have existed since the beginning of time, doing many of the exact same things as men. But they were denied access to education, voting, owning property, making decisions about their own bodies. Myths were created explaining how emotional, needy, soft, and helpless women were, and those myths are still being created and perpetuated today.
Female leaders, military strategists, doctors, scientists, musicians, artists and writers have always existed, they were just written out of the books.
So it’s time to know our women, from the past to the present. And it’s time to learn from them, because the women of the past can help inspire the girls and women of the future. Women’s History aims to open the books and show that women were powerful, even wicked, and just as responsible in creating society as men: equal.
So you know, jam out with your clam out, women hold up half the sky, and SparkleBlob’s proud to acknowledge this fact.