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March is Women's History Month in the U.S. During the month, various events like conferences, marches and rallies take place in order to celebrate women's achivements, address women's ongoing struggles and honor women all over the world.


At UTEP (the University of Texas in El Paso) a women's conference was held today to discuss women's triumphs, issues and activitism.. Some of the topics (that I might say were extremely interesting) were

  • “Female Madness; Highlights of Her-story from Plato to Prozac”
  • “American Beauty & the Barbie Project: Questioning and Challenging the Standards”
  • “Juarez: Presente Y Futuro”
  • “The Perfect Storm: Religion, Politics, and Society”

I really REALLY wanted to attend this conference, but work and an important meeting that went much longer then expected kept me for going. I am disappointed that I didn't go because I love to hear about these kinds of topics.


UT (the University of Texas at Austin) Center for Women's and Gender Studies also has some interesting events as well including a Sexual Harrassment Conference, that is actually going on today and Feminist Action Project on April 1st.


All around the world, marches were held on March 8th to celebrate International Women's Day. The day was instituted 100 years ago in Europe and was first honored by Austria (<3), Denmark and Germany and Switzerland. Eventually, it became recognized in other countries including Mexico and the U.S., making it internationally recognized. In some countries, the day is as important as Mother's Day, and small gifts like flowers are given to the important women in a person's life.


This month, take the time to recognize the important women in your life. That includes your teachers, mom, grandma, sisters, aunts, role models. It's not easy being a women in the male-dominated society that we live in. We, women, as its been seen in the past have had to work for the right to do simple things we take for granted now. That means voting, going to college, owning property, etc. There was a time in our history where women were actually considered property, like a house or a car. I don't know about you, but I think I should be valued in an entirely different level as a house or a car. Yes, I'm a human being, out of flesh and bones that deserves human status just like men do.


Appreciate all the great women in our past that have paved the way in order for our success. We still have so much more to go in order to achieve equality in society, the workplace, government, etc.


I am a Woman, Hear me ROAR!!!!

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Comment by Marisol Guzman on March 23, 2011 at 5:54pm
ROAR!!! love it! :D




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