“March”-ing into Women’s History Month

Cajisha Telusme, Staff Writer

Women’s history month is an annually declared month of recognition to women who have made great strides in history as well as in the modern day setting. The first International Women’s Day in 1911 traces to the start of this month.

Not many people are even aware that March is Women’s History Month because compared to the media attention Black History month gets, women have taken a back seat the month right after. With the feminist movement growing and becoming more universal, Women’s History Month should be cherished. The women who have been martyrs to the cause of equality inspire the new generations to push for equal treatment. Whether it’s in the music industry, in regards to minimum wage, or being victims of sexism, women have stereotypes to break; the stereotypes others have formed for them and the stereotypes they’ve formed for themselves.

“I wasn’t even aware that a Women’s History Month existed,” said Junior Gillian Corallo.

Gillian immediately blamed herself for being ignorant for not knowing this month was a nationally recognized event but 6 out of 10 Santaluces High students didn’t know when it was, if it existed, or any key figures that should be honored this month.

“As a male, I didn’t even know women had history,” said an anonymous senior.

A few names to remember when it comes to Women’s History Month are Susan B. Anthony, Soujourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Rosie the Riveter, Maya Angelou, Billie Jean King, Hillary Clinton, Margaret Fuller and so many more.

Women who are changing the world today with their work towards equality in a society include Malala Yousafzai, Emma Watson, Beyonce, Lena Dunham, Ellen Page, and even Nicki Minaj. So many women have taken a step forward to assert their intelligence, their drive, and their ambition with little to no involvement from a man.

Get involved in Women’s History Month by finding movies and TV shows that feature strong female characters, research unconventional women speaking out on social injustices, and appreciate how far people have come and realize there is still so much more to do.

In union there is strength, so work to fight for equality for all.