The average 20 year old today may not understand why women’s history month is so hyped but if you asked anyone aged 30 or more years today, they would tell you that women and girls did not enjoy the same rights and liberties two or more decades ago as they do now. Here are some other reasons why women’s history month is celebrated and why it is important.
It helps gauge the impact of women’s liberation movement on society
The women’s liberation movement may be typically remembered by most of us as the infamous legends of the Bra Burning Marches of the late 1960s and 1970s. While many modern experts claim that such accounts are probably fictionalized and exaggerated in public memory, it is important to remember that it is thanks to the agitations held by women in the past that women today are able to express their sexuality without being condemned.
It helps promote the cause of feminism
Feminism may get a bad rep for being too aggressive but one only needs to compare the current state of women’s rights and something like Talibani fatwas that decree that women shouldn’t receive an education or the previously globally accepted stereotype that a woman’s place is only in the home and kitchen. Women’s history month helps look back at the barriers that women have had to overcome to be accepted as equals to men in society and in the workplace.
It celebrates and commemorates women that helped promote the cause of womanhood
Women’s History Month is crucial in educating younger generations about the hard work put in by women around the world that have helped members of the fairer sex be respected and accepted as being equals to men. While women’s history month highlights the stories of women that have done remarkable work to break the glass ceiling or to promote women’s right in the past, it also commemorates and celebrates the achievements of women like contemporary women and girls like Malala Yousafzai who continue to inspire many others with their exemplary work.