March is Women’s History Month in the United States. The celebration was begun with the National Women’s History Project in 1980.
I have seen a dramatic change in the role of women during my lifetime. My mother and women of her generation were primarily homemakers, mothers and tenders of the family. That certainly was the model in the 1950’s and didn’t really start to change until the early 1960’s when feminist writers broke on to the scene to shatter the status quo.
Susan B. Anthony once said, “If one of us is not equal, none of us is free.” Her statement reflects two things I believe in completely. First, that we are all connected and second that only if we are equal are we truly free to be whom we strive to be.
Today is the first day of spring. I know it doesn’t seem much like spring out there today, but this is only the beginning. Three months from now, we’ll be greeting summer, walking out the door and enjoying our personal time of rejuvenation. But now it’s March 20th, cold gray and windy
I have four young grandchildren and I can guarantee you one thing about them; they all have a sense of humor and love to laugh. In fact, a desire to laugh is one of the things we all share as human beings. We don’t all think the same things are funny, but we all think something is.
On March 2, 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the first National Women’s History Week. This year, we are celebrating 30 years of that recognition.