Weekly Editorial: Women’s History Month fosters sisterhood


Credit: Ethan Wu

Women’s History Month is an annual celebration in March, in which we celebrate the many contributions and achievements that women have accomplished or will accomplish in the past, present, and near future. Even though this month is only celebrated in places like the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, International Women’s Day on March 10 is another opportunity to celebrate women rights all over the world. 

Starting as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California, with only a week of festivities, it soon grew rapidly, becoming internationally recognized. Due to the increased popularity, people all over the world started participating in this celebration, hosting different conferences and parades to acknowledge the many contributions women have made to this world.

What exactly are we celebrating when we dedicate a whole month to celebrating women and their contributions to the world? 

From Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Rosa Parks, Jane Austin to Queen Elizabeth I, women all over the world have influenced or changed our world as we know it today. Without women, the world wouldn’t be where it is today. In fact, women are such a vital part of life due to their ability to reproduce, keeping the population constantly growing. 

Not only can women sustain the population, they are also constantly put under wrongful gender stereotypes. Throughout women’s lives, they have to deal with the constant battle of being told what to wear, what to do, how to live their lives, and overall taking a major toll on their everyday life. While there are many organizations to help inspire and strengthen women’s empowerment, they still have an awfully long way to go. 

While trying to fix the many issues of gender equality, we, as people, can inform ourselves of what women have done for us and what we can do to help in empowering them. Websites like https://www.equalitynow.org/ and https://www.empowerwomen.org/en are just a few examples of resources to help further educate everyone on women’s rights, equality, and empowerment. 

So next time you see a woman, thank them for all they have done and will do for this world. It is Women’s History Month after all!