March, a month dedicated to women and their history

The month of March is a good time for recognition. As the seasons begin to change and spring is upon us, so is a month that is widely unnoticed. March is women’s history month and even knew that was a thing.

Starting out in 1981 when congress passed Pub. L. 97-28, and this requested that the President proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 “Women’s History Week.”

Congress then passed Pub. L. 100-9 and that made it official that March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” From 1988 and 1994 congress kept requesting that March be called “Woman’s History Month.”

Since 1995, Clinton, Bush and Obama have passed proclamations that say that March is “Women’s History Month.” That speaks volumes to the growth of respect and equality women are finally receiving.

March 8th is now considered International Women’s day. Back in March 2011, a report was released by the Barack Obama administration, Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being. This report showed the status of women is 2011 and how it has changed over time. The report was very important for its time and shed some light on a area that not many people took interest in.

“It is crazy how many people did not know what Women’s History Month was. The expansion of support and acknowledgement has been great over the past few years though”, said Ajla Redza, Ultrasound Tech Major at GCC. More people should be aware of how significant this month can be to the community.

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