Taking a look into the progress women have made throughout the years

By Brielle Toff
March 15, 2019


Women’s history month is important to society as women have accomplished an immense amount in the past two centuries. The stereotype that women can not do what men can do is simply not true; some women can do things better than some men. It is important to celebrate women and all of their accomplishments in life.

Over 100 years ago, on Mar. 19, 1911, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated. In 1975, the United Nations adopted the holiday and, since then, has been acting as the primary sponsor of the day by celebrating “acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.”

March 8th is recognized as International Women’s Day in most countries, but some combine this day with a Mother’s Day celebration. In some countries this day is meant as a day of protest. In others, it is a way to celebrate the accomplishments of women and promote gender equality.  International Women’s day is important because it promotes the idea and desire for future generations to not have to feel that way.

The month of March is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of women. It is important to celebrate women and everything that they have accomplished. Women have come so far in history. In the past, generations of women have had to fight for what they have today. Women are still not looked at as equals.

For centuries, they have been seen as inferior to men. They are constantly being doubted, misjudged, and oppressed, but all throughout history, women have proven that they are way more than men believed them to be.

Women around the world, especially women of color, have been fighting for years to gain things like equal pay, equitable social status and fair treatment as a human being. During this women’s history month, it is important to also highlight how far women have come and how hard the have fought to blaze a trail for future generations.

Mothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, friends and grandmothers wake up everyday in a world that has tried to oppress them and they have kept fighting. That is what everyone should remember during women’s history month. Women have accomplished and continue to contribute to the world in multiple aspects.

Now, women have broken through countless stereotypes and have shown time and time again that they can be whatever they want to be. Women are in the Senate, House of Representatives, they are Governors, Mayors and running for president.  

Without women we would be nowhere. Women have helped to evolve this world and especially this country, throughout the course of time. Women have equally contributed to help make the United States great. Although there have been some bumps along the way, the courage and strength to stand together and fight for equality has never wavered.

Women really can not go back in time and experience any sense of equality. From the first women’s suffrage movement to now, women have made incredible strides in history. It is so important to keep women and girls alike empowered, confident in themselves and remind them that they have power in society.

In 2018 and 2019, women have dominated and crushed all of the stereotypes. This month is dedicated to honor women of all ethnicities, colors and background. Women have broken glass ceilings in business, science, music; almost every ceiling that can be broken. They have a distance to become fully equal in the eyes of all men, but they are closer than they were 10 years ago, 20 years ago and further. More women than ever before have become involved in politics and are making history in so many ways.

When has there been a moment where women weren’t put down? There has been constant undertone of disrespecting women for a very long time. Sexism has also been recurring in this current time period. Women are put down for their strength, ability, determination and responsibility. To have a month dedicated to women demonstrates that the world is advancing to equality. However, they are not done. 

Brielle Toff

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