Limited-time offer! Save up to 50% Off | Solutions starting at $6 each  

Women's History Month PDF

Added on - 23 Oct 2020

Trusted by 2+ million users,
1000+ happy students everyday
Showing pages 1 to 3 of 6 pages
ENGLISH 100
TABLE OF CONTENTINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1HISTORY........................................................................................................................................1PURPOSE........................................................................................................................................1CONSEQUENCES..........................................................................................................................2ARGUMENTS................................................................................................................................2SIGNIFICANCE AND SUGGESTIONS........................................................................................3CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................3REFERENCES................................................................................................................................4
INTRODUCTIONFor centuries the role and position of the women has been neglected and underestimatedin the male dominating societies. It has been assumed by societies that feminism is associatedwith only softness and they do not have superiority over men. This is the main reason thatwomen are objectified and their contribution is not recognised. For recognising and highlightingthe role and significance of women in historical events and contemporary society every yearWomen's history month is celebrated in United States (Geiger and Parker, 2018). The report willdiscuss the different aspects and significance of this month.HISTORYWomen's history month is celebrated in the month of March in United States. The entiremonth is dedicated to honour the achievements of women. Contrary to the present situations thehistory was not very favourable for the women and their contributions were never given attentionand respect. The labour and socialist movement established the roots for celebratory month. In1908, thousands of women marched from lower Manhattan to Union square for demanding equaleconomic rights for garment workers.To honour this event in 1909, first women's day was celebrated in New York. The eventwas conducted by Socialist party. Meanwhile, various feminist raise their voices against the wayin which history books discarded the role of women. As a result of this in 1970 schoolcurriculum were revised as per National Women's History Project which laid the foundation ofconcept of 'Women's history week'. The celebrations soon got popularity in various colleges andschools in US. In 1980 after realising the popularity and significance of the event first 'Women'shistory month' was proclaimed by US president for March 2-8 (Why We Celebrate Women'sHistory Month,2019). Later further proclamations were announced for 'Women's history week'but in various regions of US week events were already extended for entire month. Till nowannual proclamations are passed by the US presidents along with theme. For instance for 2018the theme was “Nevertheless, She persisted” so that women can be given respect and equalrights.PURPOSEThe purpose of 'Women's history month' is to honour and celebrate the success of womenand the struggles which they have experienced worldwide. Before the advent of 1970 history ofwomen's was not considered as the study subject. However, the larger movements were1
desklib-logo
You’re reading a preview
Preview Documents

To View Complete Document

Click the button to download
Subscribe to our plans

Download This Document