The National Women’s Rights Flag. It is closely associated with the Women’s Suffrage Movement of the early 1900s, leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment on August 26, 1920.
The colors began to take shape early in the movement. Purple, White, and Gold became the symbols and appeared on various designs throughout the country.
Various groups coalesced around the the National Women’s Party flag and color scheme. “Purple is the color of loyalty, constancy to purpose, unswerving steadfastness to a cause. White, the emblem of purity, symbolizes the quality of our purpose; and gold, the color of light and life, is as the torch that guides our purpose, pure and unswerving.”
The 19th Amendment is 101 years old but the battle continues. Equal pay for equal work is not a reality. Workplace inequalities are still rampant. Medical care is not the same for women – medical people do not listen to women. STEM is still biased against women. Women’s soccer, despite winning far more than men are not compensated anywhere near what the male athletes make.
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