The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
-- Gloria Steinem
|see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil <3 bliss|
march is women's history month...
kind of blows my mind that it originates back when Congressed passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized & requested the President to proclaim the week beginning march 7,1982 as women's history week. it wasn't until 1987 after being petitioned by national women's history project that congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 that designated march 1987 as "women's history month."
seems like this should have been something that happened a long time ago - before i existed...not in my lifetime? but yes, it did happen in my lifetime.
The purpose of women's history is not to idealize women. On the contrary, the stories of women's achievements present a full view of the complexity and contradiction of living a full and purposeful life.
Learning about the extraordinary achievements of women helps diminish the tendency to dismiss and trivialize who women are and what they accomplish. In celebrating women's historic achievements, we present an authentic view of history. The knowledge of women's history provides a more expansive vision of what a woman can do. This perspective can encourage girls and women to think larger and bolder and can give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.
Thus, women's history becomes a story of inspiration and hope...A story of courage and tenacity…A story of promise, possibility, and purpose.
Women's history is our nation's story. It is the story of how women have changed America and how they will continue to do so.
who is your "she-roe?" it may be your mother, grandmother, aunt, girlfriend, sister, teacher - any women achieving and overcoming obstacles to shine. whoever she may be...tell her! and tell us...
i will be sharing the "she-roes" in my life throughout this month.
peace & bliss,