We live in a crazy time and one that seems more so than it is due our connectivity through the internet. Inequality has been present throughout most, if not all, human history, and we’re just beginning the fight for equality.

Segregation just ended in The United States 53 years ago in 1964. The Dunnes Stores Strikers of Ireland were fighting against Apartheid in South Africa only 33 years ago in 1984. The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage back in 2000 and the United States Supreme Court just ruled in favor of country-wide gay marriage back in 2015. In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allowed for women’s voting rights. President Lyndon Johnson signed the The Voting Rights Act in 1965, and the 15th Amendment was ratified in 1870, allowing African American men to vote. In 2010, the women’s movement finally got a longstanding demand: the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

People from around the world are mobilizing to dismantle systematic hatred and eradicate it from the world around us, and while it’s going to take generations to change the hate we have instilled within humanity and begin to accept change, we have accomplished so much within recent history.

If history has taught us anything about change, it’s that those who stand together have the power to change the world. So let’s stand together to fight for equality for all.

Due to the recent acts of hatred surrounding the ‘United the Right’ protests in Charlottesville, we’ve decided to dedicate our first, monthly submission theme for September to Equality.

‘Equality’ is an open-ended theme and we’re looking for submissions of all types (story/news/media) for the month of September. Submissions must be recieved before September 15 to be reviewed for publication.

Please send theme submissions via WeTransfer to submit@muvmag.com.

If you would like to submit something else for consideration outside of thematic content, please submit using our submission form.