Women empowerment is the theme of the decade. Whether it’s African American women expressing their rights by wearing their natural hair or Arab American women standing for their rights, society no longer invades the minds of women who desire to embrace or who are ascending from their cultural roots and standing up for their rights, including those who choose to be feminist.
According to Washington Post, six in ten women and one-third of men call themselves a feminist or strong feminist, with roughly 7 in 10 of each saying the movement is empowering.
Empowering Women have been impacting the feminist community with its strong purpose to prove equality for all, uplifting all women regardless of race and religion to take part in making a difference for not only society today, but for the next generation of girls.
The history of women empowerment in the U.S. goes back decades one being the events leading up to the 19th amendment on August 18, 1920, not only granting women the right to vote, but putting a meaning behind Women Empowerment, the act of empowering women of all ages to be the best they can be.
A website, by Made With Code, is inspiring teen girls to not only code, but pursue careers that are stereotypically meant for men.
The website offers coding, contests, and much more to encourage girls love of science and technology.
“Girls start out with a love of science and technology, but lose it somewhere along the way. Let’s help encourage that passion in teen girls," as stated on the official website; www.madewithcode.com
Despite the acts of today, women empowerment is not practiced worldwide, or even necessarily everywhere in the United States. What can society do to change it?
“I feel that woman empowerment isn't spread worldwide, because men are afraid of women who are in power and they always want to be the superior," said Diamond Russell, DSA's 2k19 Valedictorian. "Women hold themselves back when men are in the room, because they are scared to be the smartest they can be. In order to change the way society views women empowerment I suggest that women stop being scared of being wrong. It's okay to be wrong, the smartest person in the room, and not wanting to be a stay at home Mom, wanting to work outside the home.”