Women have overcome major struggles over the past century giving us collegiette’s the freedom to vote, work in whatever we choose and attend college; however, too often we do not remember the crucial events in our history that paved the way for our success.
Although last month was Women’s History Month, as collegiette’s we should take time every month to recall all the great strides toward women’s rights. The first Women’s History Week recognized by congress was in 1982 and the first Women’s History Month recognized by congress was in 1987.
In the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s women wanted more options than just being stay-home moms; they wanted freedom and rights.
In so many ways women have gained freedom and rights but women are still competing to have equal rights in terms of salaries and careers, as well as breaking double standards and negative perceptions of women.
On August 26, 1920 Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th amendment which stated that women had the right to vote. Although this was just the beginning, thanks to that amendment women were granted an opportunity that would end up opening even more doors for achieving goals.
A more recent women’s achievement includes all collegiettes; women have gained a permanent place in higher education and are well known to have the highest percentage of college graduates.
In 2005 USA Today reported that women make up 57% of all college students, confirming that females are attending college even more than males.
All types of women around the globe continue to make great progress as each year passes, gaining their bachelors, masters or Ph.D, and rising to the top as CEOs, politicians, scientists, writers and much more.