This past Wednesday March 8, was International Women’s Day. It is a worldwide day that is celebrated all over the world to promote the cultural and political rights for women everywhere. Although girls have achieved and fulfilled many obstacles in life, we still continue to accomplish more!
On February 28, 1909, IWD was first celebrated in the United States, it was organized by the Socialist Party of America. Not only does this special and meaningful day celebrate their accomplishments, it also speaks for gender equality! This day brings so many different kinds of women together. It is an all around great day to recognize the corporations and organizations that support women in all ways. International Women’s Day has been greatly admired since the early 1900’s and has been going strong ever since. Over time, groups of girls and women from different cultures have been joining the marches for equality for almost 110 years.
The founder of a nation wide organization, The Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low had devoted her time and life to making sure most girls had the opportunity of showing their power. Many women today have experienced being a Girl Scout in their young age. You can definitely see how it has improved and changed their speech, interaction, and helping skills. Most of the girls that have participated in Girl Scouts have been through the hard work of selling those yummy cookies, teaching them lifelong business and entrepreneurial skills!
Some people have their own opinions on this topic, Gloria Steinem, a well known feminist has stated, “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,”. This quote has spoken to many women all around the world, because of her audacity to say what all humans have been waiting to get out there for ages! In 2011,the Country faced the 100th year of IWD, President Barack Obama and the secretary Hillary Clinton helped with the celebration of this occasion by supporting charities and business leaders.
Women have gone from staying home all day and taking care of the house, kids, farm chores and more, to becoming successful business women. If it had not been for the constant fight for women’s rights, we wouldn’t have seen the progress we have today. I am happy we can all say women have changed everyone’s perspective.
We can all agree that women have made a difference and an impact on governments, businesses, and associations by sharing our hard work and determination. Women have made equality a topic that has made an improvement on our country and everyone in it.