International Women's Day

on March 8, in 1908, women workers in the needle trades marched through New York City's Lower East Side to protest child labor, sweatshop working conditions, and demand women's suffrage. Beginning in 1910, March 8 became annually observed as International Women's Day. Should we have a women's history day? Why isin't there a men's history day? the reason why there is a women's history day and not a men's day is because men didn't have to fight for their rights like women did. men already had the right to vote, they were able to have a paying job, able to have an education, and own a businesses. Women only gained the right to vote in the 1920s, and had equal emplyment in 1966. All because females hads to fight. some of the women who fought was Emmeline Pankhurs, Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai, and Obiageli Ezekwesili. Emmeline launched a campaign for women's sufferage, Rosa Parks is considered the mother of the civil rights movement by protesting against racially discriminitory laws, Malala is a female education activist for Pakistan, and finally Obiageli is an economic policy expert, an advocate for transparency, accountability, good governance and human capital development, a humanitarian and an activist. All in all, international women's day gives all of us a chance to celebrate women's accomplishments despite everything they fought against.


should there be a women's history month? why or why not?


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  • Great topic choice and glad you finally got this done! It is very  late though.

  • I think we should have a month for women as reparations for what we have had to go through in the past. We are still not equal to men and this is shown a lot throughout sterotypes and prejudice towards women. Men should not get a month becuase they are already represented.

  • I am kind of indifferent about having national days, as I am a women, I am not against women, I just do not really like "days". The reason for this is that everyone should be celebrated and appreaciated year around. But because that won't actually happen, at least not soon, there probably should be "days" because otherwise the past can get overlooked.

  • The purpose of having a <insert group>'s month/day is to highlight a group that is underrepresented. There isn't a point in having a men's day when they have had the spotlight for almost all of human history. A women's day is necessary until there is fairness amongst everyone.

  • I think there should have a women's history month, however, if they get one then men should have a month too. But it can't go one way. Why don't we just have neither of them and have a veterans month. They have done a lot more than any of us have for this country.

  • I think that there should be a National Women's Month, however, I think that there should be a National Men's Month too. Eveyone is always saying for the genders to be equal, but how are we supposed to be equal when there are constantly new things for one of the genders. I think if they both had a month and/or a day then it would be fair.

    • Imagine you find out you make $1 less than all your coworkers. Obviously, this is unfair so you ask your manager to raise your pay the extra dollar. If the manager increased everyone's pay by $1 then there would still be inequality. It would also lessen the value of your pay raise if you still made less than everyone else. Equality doesn't mean giving everyone the same things. It means establishing a balance among everyone.

  • I think we should have a womens history month. The biggest argument during this time of year is always about why women have a month and men dont. Men have always been praised and in power, women had to work their way up. I would say we are still not equal. Womens history month is to show the history of how far we've come and to appreciate those women who sacrifised for the rest of us. Its also a friendly reminder to appreciate women now. 

  • I think that we should not have a women's history month, because most women just want to be treated equally as men, so by having a womens history month makes us not equal. If women get a month, everyone should get a month so we don't go back to one gender getting more attention than the other.

  • I do think there should be a women's history month because it helps bring attention to women. Normally men get praised about their invention, but when women have an invention that is successful it isn't as popular or people think a man invented it. This month is really just giving thanks to women who have contributed and sacrificed a lot.

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