Women’s History Month

Womens History Month

Shannon Evans

The month of March has many important dates and things to celebrate, but arguably the most important of those dates is Women’s History Month. Women’s History Month is important because it acknowledges the importance of women all of the things women have done in history to get us where we are today. 

Why is it important to celebrate Women’s History Month? Women have been historically treated as less than men, although they contribute the same to society and are just as important as men. It is essential to acknowledge women’s contributions to society in the past and present. While we have come a long way from how women were treated, there are still so many things that we can do to reach equality. 

There are many influential women to acknowledge, but there’s not enough time in the world to talk about all of them. 

One influential woman in American history is Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was the second female Supreme Court justice in history and constantly advocated for equal rights, despite the challenges that people threw her way. One of her most famous quotes is, “People ask me sometimes… ‘When will there be enough women on the court?’ and my answer is… ‘When there are nine.’” 

Another influential woman in history is Malala Yousafzai. Malala spoke up for women’s rights, despite the Taliban and the extremists in her town going against her. Her outspoken nature for women’s rights made her a target by the Taliban. Even though her challenges, and the people opposing her, she continued to advocate for women’s rights and girls’ ability to go to school. 

Many more influential women in history have changed history, and many more women will continue to change the course of history. It is important to celebrate women’s history month and International Women’s Day because we wouldn’t be here without the help of women across the globe.

Make sure to check out the board in the Learning Commons to see a bigger list of influential women in our history before March ends!