International Women’s Day

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Eva Knudsen

Staff Writer

news international womensdayOver the past few centuries women have gained more and more rights. Coming up in March is International Women’s Day. In some third world countries women have fewer liberties than women who live in developed areas.

Louise Fernandez agrees that women’s rights vary per race. This International Women’s Day, Louise will remember that other women around the world have to work harder for what they want. She says that she’s grateful that the only problem most women in America currently face is the wage gap.

This day was created to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. The first International Women’s day was actually observed on February 8 opposed to March 8. It was originally made to honor the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, where women protested working conditions.

The United Nations signed an international charter agreeing to the equality of men and women. Today, women in America rarely experience inequality except for the wage gap. But women across the world are experiencing so much disparity due to their different customs.

A world renowned woman has set the bar high for working towards woman’s justice. Malala Yousafzai was just a 14 year old girl and was fighting for girls her age to be able to attend school to receive an education. On her way home from school one day she was walking home with her friend and members of the Taliban shot her in the head. Malala survived her terrible wound and is alive today to share her inspiring story. Ethan Skuches read a book about Malala over the summer and thought it was a brilliant insight of the political instability of the Middle East, in most cases.

This day is all about recognizing women are equals and should be treated as such. Instead of pitting women against each other, we should try to build them up and encourage them to keep achieving great things.

Hillary Clinton promises to try to bridge the wage gap to achieve women’s equality in the work space. Clinton is a very promising presidential candidate for bringing about change when it comes to women’s rights.

Speaking of the wage gap, Sophia Troanska says to the wage gap issue needs to be dealt with. She also said she didn’t realize International Women’s Day was created, but she’ll definitely celebrate it by lobbying for legislators to deal with more women’s rights.