Soroptimist of Las Cruces celebrating 50 years
April 4, 1970 - April 4, 2020
50 YEARS AND THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT ERA
REMAINS UN-RATIFIED IN THESE STATES
ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, ARIZONA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI, NORTH CAROLINA, OKLAHOMA, SOUTH CAROLINA, UTAH AND VIRGINIA.
We only need ONE of these states to ratify it into Law ... We're Waiting.
New Mexico Ratified on February 28, 1973
1970's Women's Strike for Equality
"The greatest problem in the
world today is intolerance.
Everyone is so intolerant of each other."
August 2019-July 2020
"When men are oppressed, it's a tragedy.
When women are oppressed it's tradition."
Latty Cottin Pogrebin
"I am a feminist.
I've been a female for a long time now.
I'd be stupid not to be on my own side."
"Because I am a women,
I must make unusual efforts to succeed.
If I fail, no one will say,
"She doesn't have what it takes."
They will say,
"Women don't have what it takes."
Clare Booth Luce
"The question isn't who's going to let me;
it's who's going to stop me."
"I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend,
she should go ahead and be one."
"Whatever women do, they must do twice as
well as men to be thought half as good.
Luckily, this is not difficult."
"I do not wish women
to have power over men;
but over themselves."
"Excellence is the best deterrent
to racism or sexism."
"Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices
that had a dramatic consequence."
"A woman with a voice is by definition
a strong women.
But the search to find that voice
can be remarkably difficult."
"I'm tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want.
If that makes me a bitch, Okay."