Why have a month honoring women?
“Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week. …In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.”https://womenshistorymonth.gov/about/
Even before the public law was established President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week. I think he explains the reasoning behind the push for this month of honoring women well.
“From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women went unsung and their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength, and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.”President Jimmy Carter
While you think of a woman or two or three you want to honor, let me honor those who contributed to last week’s WQW #8.
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Your friendships mean so much. Thank you all for joining in.
- COOL ESSE
- HEAVEN’S SUNSHINE
- NEW2WRITING WRITE PHOTO CHALLENGE
- LADY LEE MANILA On Taste
- LADY LEE MANILA On Transportation
- LADY SIGHS
- LOVING LIFE
- LIFE AFTER 50 FOR WOMEN
- ROBERT’S SNAP SPOT
- SECOND WIND LEISURE (SUNDAY STILLS)
- WIND KISSES
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#WQW #9 – Women in History
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”– Dr. Seuss
Allow me to brainstorm for a few minutes while you think about who you might want to honor. What women are we meant to celebrate? The law doesn’t specify famous women only. It also doesn’t explain when a woman becomes historic. I’ve included a quote and a couple of definitions to help us think about the topic.
It is an “opportunity to honor the generations of trailblazing women and girls who have built our Nation, shaped our progress, and strengthened our character as a people.”Unknown
Definition: women – an adult female human being
Definition: history is the study of past events usually in human history. Twenty years is an arbitrary date set sometimes set by historians for when something becomes historic. Only after time has passed can we see what is important and what is not. Trends become apparent only after time.
What trends make a difference in our lives? Here are some areas I thought about.
Brainstorm Areas of Contribution
- Voting Activists
- Workplace safety
- Achievements in Feats of Bravery
- Mothers and Grandmothers
- Animal Activists
- Business women
- Politicians (not too popular of a subject in recent times)
- Social workers
- Religious Activists
- Health Field Innovators
This topic is a dandy. And much healthier than candy. With our lives these women helped We give respect for what we felt. Eleanor Roosevelt won many hearts. Florence Nightengale healed body parts. Wikipedia says female scholars in all religions abound. Madam C.J. Walker first female philanthropist around. Maria Montessori, Mary Jane, McLeod Bethune, and Helen Keller taught. Paving the way to vote Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott. Sojourner Truth, Irene Sendler, J.K. Rowling moms to many. Madame Curie, Jeanne Villepreux-Power, Josephine Cochrane inventors extraordinary. Many more women famous on the internet You've never heard of them all, I'll bet. It takes a while And may make you smile When you see what they have done. To make YOUR life more fun. ©2022 Marsha Ingrao
Now it’s your turn.
Pick one, pick many, learn a little, learn a lot. Honor your mother or another ancestor. Honor a teacher. Honor someone famous like Josephine Cochrane who invented the dishwasher. But whatever you do, take a few minutes this week to celebrate what a woman has done for you.