I believe it’s important to remember and learn from what previous women have taught us, especially the women’s rights activist that paved the way for where we are. I don’t think it’s fair to not pinpoint or discuss the inequality wrongs of our society. I think researching and seeing how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go is a great way to not be in denial about the inequality that still happens worldwide. So here are some ways I’ll be taking in my recognition of what the month is about.
Researching Historical Women
I was going to make a list of women I found inspiring, but when I went to do research I was overwhelmed and inspired by how many women have come and gone, and still exist, who are making differences worldwide. I don’t think you can put a list on how important one is to me. Everyone from Sojourner Truth to Malala Yousafzai are and have made a difference.
Learning More About the Women of the Bible
We hear a lot about the guys of the Bible, but to be honest when reading the Bible it’s difficult to overlook that women were making quite a difference too. The Bible is a mixture of perspectives of women. Everything from women given the authority to judge and prophesize, to women who are told to keep silent and stay in tents while menstruating.
Attempt to Make Insightful Posts About Inspiring Women
I get fright when trying to making posts like this because I don’t want to tread on copyright laws. Is there anything that someone doesn’t own these days? Knowledge I learned in the fourth grade can’t be attributed to my own knowledge anymore, but I would have to go and find a source for it. It’s get scary, and if you don’t credit it right then good luck. Maybe that was just a fear instilled in college though?
I would love to share some of the women that fascinate and inspire though, plus I want to share more about Biblical women because I think they don’t get talked about enough.
Don’t Belittle Other Women
I try to not gossip. I could be wrong, but it seems to be a feminine trait, but I think talking about women in a way that belittles them isn’t helping the cause of progressing women. The more we continue to define women by reproduction, who they are married to, how they dress, their size, and race then the further we set ourselves back.
How are you keeping in mind, and sharing the importance of women in history and now, this month?