March is Women’s History Month, a month to honor women and their accomplishments and be made aware of their challenges. March 8 is International Women’s Day, which was adopted by the United Nations in 1977 to focus annually on “the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women” internationally. The theme for this year is #BreaktheBias. The bias against women and those who identify as female is worldwide.
Women have had to struggle for decades to gain rights that males were/are given. Thank goodness there were/are women willing to stand/march/shout against gender bias.
“Action is the antidote to despair.” (Joan Baez, 1941- ; American singer, songwriter, activist)
“You cannot fix what you will not face.” (James Baldwin, 1924-1987; American writer and activist)
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” (Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962; American political figure, diplomat, activist, First Lady during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms)
“To see what is right and not do it is want of courage or of principle.” (Confucius, 551-479 BC; Chinese philosopher, poet, politician)
Women and girls have the insight to know when they are not being treated right. Too often they have had to pause when treated unfairly by their country’s laws. However, their struggle will continue until they feel their rights have been won. Gender bias may have been weakened, but it is by no means broken. The women’s march. Keep on keeping on.