What is Women’s History Month?


Mia Farfan-Martinez, Staff Writer

Women’s History Month, which is celebrated in the March of every year, is a chance to recognize all the women around the world. This includes both women from the past and women in the present time, all of who in some form have helped shape the way of our everyday lives. 

This celebratory month all started with what was once, and is, “ International Women’s Day.” It’s a day on which the various accomplishments of women all around the world are celebrated on one specific day. However, even though now we still recognize this day on March 8, it would not be the end of the celebration for women. Once it had officially been recognized by Europe and America as an important day to celebrate during the 1970s, later on, it would go on to be stretched out and influence the creation of “Women’s History Week”, which would come shortly after.  “Women’s History Week” was created with the same purpose as “International Women’s Day”, which was to show people the contributions of women and make them aware of all that they have done. But in the end, we all know that it didn’t end there because it was around 1987 that congress finally declared the whole month of March as “ Women History Month.” 

But why do we continue celebrating this month? The reason why we celebrate “Women’s History Month” is to not only recognize the accomplishment of women but as well as to celebrate all that women do and have gone through throughout history and now. We recognize the fight that they went through just to be heard and taken seriously. We recognize their fight for equality and basic rights. We also recognize how far women have come, no longer do they continue to be restricted, now they can pursue any career of their choice, and make the choices of what they want to do in life. 

This month is far beyond just celebrating, it’s about being able to recognize how far women have come, and all that they do in our lives. We celebrate the accomplishments of women, all of those who have and continue to play a role in this month. So each March let’s not forget the importance of what this month represents and all the history that it contains. 

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