Yes, the ice cream maker was invented by a woman named Nancy Johnson in 1843 and the dishwasher was invented by a woman named Josephine Cochrane in 1887. There are countless inventions created by women that a majority of people use in their everyday lives. But did you know about this before?
March is the month in which we celebrate the importance of women’s history. You might be asking this: “Why we would need a month dedicated to women when there doesn’t seem to be one dedicated to men?”
The answer is simple: male domination is prominent throughout the majority of world history. It doesn't matter what culture or country you look at, it’s almost always about men.
Listen, I am in no way against men. I celebrate diversity in every aspect there is. Women have been the victims of oppression for centuries, which still continues to this day. We deserve at least a month to recognize how awesome we are.
Women’s history is so important to women of all ages. It inspires women to go out and accomplish anything they set their mind to. It’s a reminder that we can do so much more than society tells us we can do.
Here are 4 more reasons why it’s good to celebrate Women’s History month:
- Women all around the world today are breaking stereotypes left and right. Gendered stereotypes saying that “women should be feminine” or that women are “too weak to handle a man’s job” are shown again and again to be false.
- It’s extremely feminist. Feminism is all about celebrating the equality of women and men, and when you recognize and learn more about women who made history, that helps others understand that yes, women are as important to history as men are.
- It helps our society become more aware of the oppression and discrimination women still face today. In public, in the workplace, or literally anywhere in the world, women are viewed as sex objects rather than actual human beings. This isn’t how things should still be. Major changes need to happen in order for society to move past this harmful ideology in which women are objectified in their daily lives.
- Women’s History month reminds us that women’s rights actually haven’t been around for that long. For centuries, women all around the world haven’t been shown the respect they deserve, whether it be from male counterparts, government, or society in general. Reproduction rights have been a controversial issue for decades (although I’m not sure why… her body, her choice. Simple as that), which goes to show how little control women truly have over their own lives. It’s time that we realize that women, no matter what religion, race, or shape they are, deserve all the same rights that men have.