On March 8th, many celebrated International Women’s Day. On the one hand, it’s great that there’s a day dedicated to celebrating women and their various accomplishments, but on the other hand, just one day? Women have done and continue to do so much for our world. Even if we have a day dedicated to this, we should celebrate women every day.
Women are more than just sisters, mothers, and daughters; they are scientists, leaders, teachers. They give up so much so that others can succeed and have historically been forgotten. How many female scientists have had their work attributed to men? How many female politicians have been belittled simply for their gender? (The answer is too many!)
Women have only had the right to vote for the past 98 years and, even then, they still were considered inferior to men. To this day, many do not consider women to be equal to men, with many stating that a woman’s place is in the home, taking care of the children. It’s time to let women decide what they want to do with their lives, with their bodies, and with their minds.
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We need to celebrate the accomplishments of all female-identifying people, be they cis- or transgender, every single day. Women have been through so much just to get to where they are now and it’s still not enough. We are more than just your sisters, your mothers, and your daughters; we have identities of our own that do not depend on you and we deserve your complete respect because we are going to change the world.