The month of March is for the ladies

Women’s History Month is an important time to recognize and celebrate women.

Women’s rights and voices throughout centuries are slowly but surely being heard. Many young women in todays time take pride in educating themselves and those around them about women’s rights.

Izzy Rios

Women’s rights and voices throughout centuries are slowly but surely being heard. Many young women in today’s time take pride in educating themselves and those around them about women’s rights.

Arriving in the month of March, one can look forward to the weather warming up, spring break vacations and, of course, St. Patrick’s Day. However, March is also the month to celebrate women. March is dedicated to the recognition of women and their many contributions to history, culture and society throughout time.  

Women’s History Month is regarded by many feminists as a moment of fierce acknowledgement for activists. The first Women’s History Month was commemorated in 1978, and originally only lasted one day in March. It was then expanded to Women’s History Week in 1982, and finally in 1987, the National Women’s History Project was successful in petitioning Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March. 

When Patrisse Cullors, a prominent figure in Women’s Rights and the Black Lives Matter movement, was questioned in an interview for nytimes.com, she said, We celebrate despite the obstacles we face. Our joy and celebration is an act of resistance. This month is a reminder to continuously celebrate each other, lift each other up and bring those frequently left behind along with us.” 

Women’s History Month at Eagle High School is mostly talked about among students and staff, and the newly established Equality Club does a great job of acknowledging the month.  

“I uplift myself during Women’s History Month by acknowledging what I’m worth and knowing that I’m good enough in my eyes and that’s all that matters,” said junior Hadassah Christensen. “It’s important for women to know their worth and celebrate those around them including friends and family.” 

Women’s History Month is a time to acknowledge and celebrate women and their achievements throughout our world’s history. Educating oneself about prominent achievements and honoring every woman in one’s life is what makes the month of March special to many around the nation.