Why Do We Celebrate Women's History?
We often think of Women’s History Month as a time to prioritize Women’s voices and contributions, although this is also a time to examine the profound ways in which Women evolved and found way to broader perceptions. All the way from the contemporary perceptions of their role in life to celebrating the overcoming contributions Women have made in the past and present.
Where did it all start?
The actual celebration of Women’s History started by the school district of Sonoma, California, hundreds of students made it a whole week celebration and participated in a “Real Woman” essay. Fast forwarding to today’s facts it is shown that 71% of moms with kids under 18 work, over 60 percent of college degrees awarded in the U.S are earned by women, and currently 17% of Congressional and Senate seats are held by women. These are great accomplishments because once upon a time the idea of women working outside of home was frowned upon. And while women are still underrepresented in political life, the current state of how things are now is far cry from when women weren't even allowed to vote about 90 years ago.