100 years since we got the vote | The girl gang dates for you and your mates

100 years since we got the vote | The girl gang dates for you and your mates

Hello lovely people. So today is the 100th year anniversary of women getting the vote, and oh I’m actually so grateful. You will learn, that I am a very vocal person, someone that isn’t quite as nuclear as others, which is okay. We all are different, and we all want different things in life. For me, all I have ever wanted to a career. I think this has probably stemmed from the fact that since I was little my mum has drilled into me ‘you can do anything you put your mind to’ and ever since then the possibilities have been endless. I’m lucky when it comes to family, actually I am really lucky. I was never pushed to revise, and was usually allowed to go out and do whatever I wanted to do. When I said I wasn’t sure about University, it was okay. When I decided I did want to go to University, it was okay. When I got really bad AS results, my mum and dad did not care. They were supportive, and even took me out for breakfast, which is something that I will always be thankful for. Every time I have spoken to my parents about jobs and aspirations, they did not once batter an eyelid. “Mum, me and Josh want to be the next This Morning presenters.” Instead of her crushing the ambition I had she would say “Yes I can see you doing that”.

“Mum I want to make a documentary.”

“Dad I want to start a blog.”

No eyelids were ever battered, and for that I am grateful. I understand that not everyone is as lucky as me when it comes to careers and that is something that I am thankful for everyday. However, we are all extremely blessed that we are even able to vote, or even have a career.

People like Emily Davison, who threw herself under King George V’s horse at the Epsom racecourse in 1913. Someone that was so passionate about equal rights that she gave her life, to give others freedom. In light of bravery and true kick ass girl power motive, I wanted to thank her in this post. She’s an ultimate boss babe, a true symbol for gender equality, and someone that I will always consider a hero.

So in the light of true girl power style.

Here’s 15 mate dates for you and your ladies.

  1. Dinner
  2. Cinema
  3. Cocktail making
  4. Breakfast and shopping
  5. Ice skating
  6. Concert
  7. Cooking class
  8. Afternoon tea
  9. Comedy club
  10. Picnic
  11. Exercise class (Even though some of my friends will be pained that I have suggested this)
  12. Beach day
  13. Art gallery
  14. Dog walk
  15. Make up lessons

Before I go, I just wanted to reiterate how important it is that we enjoy our right to have a voice. This post is for all those girls who hold each other up not bring each other down. And this is a special thanks to our main homeslice Emily. Without you I wouldn’t be able to be sat at my desk, in my dream job, writing this post.

So thank you.

 

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9 Comments

  1. February 7, 2018 / 9:47 am

    Love this! Women in the US didn’t get to vote almost 100 years ago too. I’ve always wanted to be a wife (and I am one) but I also wanted to be a career woman after watching my mom work her ass off in her job while raising me and my sisters. Those sound like fun girlfriend date ideas too!

    Hannah the Mad Dog

  2. February 7, 2018 / 10:03 am

    I am a big believer that because of these ladies getting us the vote we should always use it. It’s amazing how far we’ve come but there’s still so far to go!!

  3. February 7, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Love this post so much! It’s amazing when you have supportive parents, mine were the exact same and never let me believe I couldn’t do something Xx

  4. Vicky
    February 7, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    Great post! It’s important for women to realise how far we’ve come and celebrate that too! I love to have mate dates and having breakfast with my friends is one of my favourite! Thanks for sharing!

  5. February 7, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    You are indeed lucky to have such parents. I have supportive parents but not to that extent. I still love them.

    I loved your date ideas. Breakfast and shopping is my favourite!

  6. February 7, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    This is a good post. I need to do more things with my friends. This was a nice little reminder and Yay for 100 years to vote (even though it should have never had to be an issue in the first place.)

  7. February 8, 2018 / 11:08 am

    Yes! Yes! Yes! It is so important for us women to use our voice especially now. To think that women gave their lives it would be a waste for women today to no speak up and stand up for what’s rightly theirs. I love this post and so happy that your family has always been supportive that’s awesome.

  8. February 8, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    Things have improved so much since women were allowed to vote.

  9. February 8, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    I think it’s great that you had supportive parents. You are right it’s important to have a voice. Our voice is powerful and can help make change.

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