International Women’s Day

The celebration of women is March 8.


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The day to celebrate women.

By Ashley Merino, Staff Writer

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. This day is also a call to action for gender parity. It is also known as the United Nations Day for women rights and international peace. All type of women are allowed to speak at various events on this day.

This tradition started with the first National Women’s Day in 1909, in the campaigning for better pay and voting rights. The first event, organized by the socialist party of America, was held in New York on February 28, 1909.

A year later, the International Women’s Conference in Copenhagen, advocated that there be an International Women Day. In 1913, International Women’s Day was proposed for March 8th; it has remained the global date for the event ever since. Women celebrate this holiday because it sends a message to all women across the world to be yourself and do what you love and not care what people think. This day allows women to be recognized for the stuff they achieved.

People hold a variety of opinions on a day celebrating women.  Sheridan Smith, a senior, said, “Women of all kind should be appreciated; women are unappreciated and unrecognized for things they have accomplished. This day allows women to have a day that they can be who they want to be.”

“International Women’s Day is a form of rebellion in recognition of women in a society that rarely treats women with the respect, appreciation, and veneration they deserve,” says Coghlan Smith.