“The emancipation of women will only be possible when women can take part in production on a large, social scale, and domestic work no longer claims anything but an insignificant amount of her time.” -Friedrich Engels
Sojourner Truth, Louisa May Alcott, Susan B Anthony, Marguerite Higgins, Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, and Sandra Day O Connor are all pioneering women from history. America is full of influential women today, however there was hundreds of women that came before us/them that made it possible. In March, annually encourages us to pay homage to the brave women who fought for equality among all races and genders.
In 1987 National Women’s History month was proved, so that the brave and determined women of our nation could be celebrated. How will you celebrate and acknowledge that the country and world is a better place for all women no matter their age or race, because of their efforts?
“Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex.” -Mahatma Gandhi
Women’s right to vote was taken away in 1777, when all states passed the law. Imagine being declared property with no rights to protect yourself or defending yourself from being raped. Sadly in 1855 a black women who was a slave was forbid to. What do you know about New York’s Married Women’s Property Act? Every state in 1900 passed legislation that granted married women SOME control over their property and earrings. Imagine, not being able to vote, to truly have a voice that’s never heard or respected. The path that was paved by all the brave women who refused to settle for just the right to own property and serve on a jury gives us the blessing of only imagining.
Shockingly, to this very day, so many people are oblivious to the leaps and bonds women have made in the United States. Will you take the time to learn more about women’s history this month? Odds are you can truly appreciate and fully understand the backbone and determination of the women pioneers of our country throughout the past hundred of years’ strongly encourage teachers or professors to set aside time this month to communicate about women’s history.
“I raise up my voice-not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” -Malala Yousafzai