This recap is by Andrea Wurzburger
“In 1977, in order to persuade school principals to comply with the recently passed Title IX, a task force in California created Women's History Week. They used that week to celebrate the accomplishments of women.
Happy Women's History Month! Every March, we celebrate the contributions of history-making women to our society. From how it began to important dates in March you should know, read on to learn more about the month-long celebration.
In 1977, in order to persuade school principals to comply with the recently passed Title IX, a task force in California created Women's History Week. They used that week to celebrate the accomplishments of women.
In March 1980, after celebrations had spread across the country, President Jimmy Carter declared that March 8 was officially the start of National Women's History Week. That same year, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch and Maryland Representative Barbara Mikulski co-sponsored the first Joint Congressional Resolution declaring the week of March 8, 1981, National Women's History Week.
By 1987, Congress declared the entire month of March Women's History Month. Since then, every president has declared the month of March Women's History Month.
We celebrate Women's History Month to remind ourselves of the accomplishments of women throughout the years to our culture and society. From science to politics, it IS a chance to reflect on the trailblazing women who lead the way for change.”
HOW HAS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CHANGED
In March of 2022 we have a different take on the accomplishments of women.
Lia Thomas, called a women swimmer, was a NCAA women’s swimming national champion. Except, Lia Thomas is not a woman. Lia Thomas is Will Thomas. Will Thomas was on the University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming team. He then said he was really a woman, and he changed his name to Lia, began swimming on the women’s team and went from a decent men’s swimmer to a great woman’s swimmer. The nationally celebrated woman’s swimmer in 2022 is a man.
Rachel Levine was named one of USA TODAY’s Women of the Year, which is intended to be a recognition of women across the country who have made a significant impact. Levine is the U.S. assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, where she leads a group of 6,000 uniformed public health officers.
Except Levine is not a woman but a man. Richard Levine was a husband and is a father of two. Richard Levine divorced his wife in 2013 and now he calls himself a woman and changed his name to Rachel Levine.
In 2022, two of the celebrated women do not have two X chromosomes, which is what all women have, but they have X and Y chromosomes, which is what all men have. Have women come a long way, or have they taken a huge step backward celebrating men who call themselves women?
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