Women’s History


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Gloria Perez, Staff Writer

Throughout history, women have made their mark on the world proving they are capable of anything. From music to sports, women have shown their strength and have made a change in American society for many decades. The month of March recognized all the accomplishments of women throughout history. Some examples included the women’s suffrage movement and Amelia Earhart’s achievement in being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. However, women’s history has also been very controversial. 

Because of double standards in society, there were always stigmas from women taking up jobs and positions that had previously been exclusive to men. However, women have in recent decades broken through countless social norms and barriers — all of which should be recognized and praised. Women have played an important part in social, cultural, and class history — many of which, unfortunately, go widely unrecognized. In order to try and bolster the popularity of women who deserve to have their names in the history books, organizations like the New York Times have given examples as to how women’s history can be taught in school. 

One proposition brought forth by the article recommended using art courses in promoting women; students can make drawings and posters showing the important aspects of women’s history. This will allow students to visually see the achievements of women and why they are important. Another strategy is giving lessons directly relating to women’s history in order to get a complex understanding of why women are celebrated during the month of March. Many, for instance, may not have known that the month of March is important for women because of its ties to women’s rights — such as it being the month when title IX (prohibiting discrimination based on gender in education) and the Equal Rights Amendment were passed. Women’s History Month is very important because of the impact women have had on American society.