While a few days late into the game due to the fun times that are adult life, it is time for me to embark on a mighty quest to regale all of you with tales of the importance of Women’s History Month. You know, that one month out of the year where the majority of the focus is on the suffragette movement and where a good majority of the populace either rediscovers or newly discovers women that have been kept away from our history books? Yeah, that month is here once again. And, I promise, I will not repeat much of what we have learned in previous years of Women’s History.
Why? Because history is happening for us right now and, given the current political climate, it seems imperative for me in my overzealous Women’s History Month educational mood to put a spotlight on more current affairs.
Again, why? Well, the divide in our country is growing and tensions are high. Hate crime are on the rise. Women’s reproductive rights are being more thoroughly attacked (Hey, Texas! Yeah. I’m talking to you!). We have a man I try to forget is our president who believes it’s okay to judge women based off of appearances and grab them by the female ladybit areas. The list goes on and on. The fact of the matter is we are currently living our history. That is the big WHY of it all.
I’ll repeat that again. We are CURRENTLY living our history. And history needs to be reported.
So, my goal for this month is to primarily report on the historical, political, and social issues surrounding women. This will range anywhere from current events to the suffragette movement of yore. My secondary goal is to make sure I cover the experiences that all women are dealing with. There may be an occasional microscopic lens moment here and there depending on the issues at hand but, overall, I want to cover a wide range.
Now, for any naysayers out there who insist that we do not need a Women’s History Month, please kindly back away from this website. Women, for a very long time, were excluded from the history books. Women in history are still being discovered and are slow to be acknowledged within our educational system. Heck, the only reason why I know of the existence of some marvelous women in history is because of independent study. I humbly implore any who think that Women’s History Month should not be a thing to kindly depart.
If you are still here with me and are still interested in being informed about women’s history and current events relating to women, I invite you all to join me on this journey. Because let’s face it. Look around. Women aren’t going anywhere.