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Empowering Women Everywhere: Past, Present, and Future

Mar 31, 2008
Not so long ago, the subject of Women's History was one that many individuals did not acknowledge. After all, women were once viewed as being "second-class" citizens; celebrating their history and recognizing their accomplishments seemed at best, far-fetched. It was a topic rarely studied with interest and earnest. Over the years, however, the field of Women's Studies has undergone a dramatic transformation. It has gone from an unpopular discourse to a ubiquitous facet of our history as Americans. In fact, in recent decades, it has become wildly popular - sparking both activism and political efforts.

Society, politics, and the Women's Movement of the 1960s have no doubt had an impact on the increasing interest in women's issues and history. Today, Americans recognize the importance of this history and the impact that it can have on present and future generations - regardless of gender. After all, where would we be as a society without the courage and efforts of women's and equal rights activists?

Women's History is without question an inspirational subject. The hard work that has gone into securing a strong future - a future full of opportunity for women from all walks of life is a noble effort. And, in any case, adaptation is progress. And information is influence. Understanding our past and how far we've come is inspiring. This understanding and inspiration lends strength to the many who aim to uphold the ideals of equality and ensure opportunities for women across the U.S. as well as across the globe.

Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, Florence Kelley, Jehan Sadat, Nellie McClung, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Fadela Amara, Lucy Stone, Bella Abzug, Dr. Carolyn Mazure, Emily Murphy, Farkhonda Hassan, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, Inez Milholland Boissevain, Queen Rania of Jordan, and RA Kartini are just a few of the many names of women who are giving or have given their all in the name of women's rights.

But perhaps the most amazing thing about Women's History isn't only its long and courageous journey thus far, but also its ability to remind us that we're not there yet. There are still battles to be won (and perhaps some battles may always exist). There is a gender/wage gap. There are unfair stereotypes. There are situations that one encounters as a woman that don't give her the same opportunities that men are often granted. Women's Rights is a work in progress; and no doubt the first step to ensuring progress is to understand the history - the struggles, and the success.
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Charlotte Buelow is a contributing writer for AccessMyLibrary . Best known for its large and diverse set of content, AML provides authoritative reference content as well as full-text magazine and newspaper articles - all courtesy of your local library.
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