By RoseAnna Schick (@ras_creative)
Women in Manitoba celebrated a milestone anniversary this week – earning the vote 100 years ago. Indeed, we’ve come a long way, baby. Gender equality has been a long fought battle. Yet I’ve never really felt myself on the front lines.
While I’ve always believed in the cause, supported it, and undoubtedly benefited from it, I don’t feel like I’ve ever really championed it. And to be honest, I’m not sure why.
Maybe I feel like others are doing just fine leading the charge, and don’t really need my help. Maybe I just don’t want to bother, because if I don’t get involved, surely someone else will. Maybe I don’t want to be labeled a feminist, a word that carries mixed connotations in my mind. Regardless, I’ve always been grateful that many other women have been carrying the torch on behalf of all of us.