Women's History Month

In case you didn’t know, March is Women’s History Month and just recently, we celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th. Many people fail to realize why there is a month dedicated to women, why women wore red and went on strike at work, or why there was a march dedicated to women this past January. These people think that just because women have the right to vote or get an abortion, that women don’t have a reason to march. But, that’s not exactly true. Here are seven reasons why we need to recognize women’s history. Next time someone wonders how women are oppressed, you can tell them exactly why! Happy Women’s History Month!

  1. We still have never had a female president.Source: Giphy
  2. Our current president has exhibited xenophobia, misogyny, racism, and has been accused of sexual harassment on multiple cases.

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3. People in power decide whether women should be allowed to have an abortion or not.

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4. If you’re a white male convicted of sexual assault, you’re likely to get off with a very short sentence.

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5. The US gained independence from the British in 1776, but women just got the right to vote in 1920.

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6. In 2016, the Census Bureau calculated that the average woman makes 79 cents to the average man’s dollar.

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7. Girls in third world countries are less likely to receive an education than boys.

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