Women’s History Week – Be a Part of It!
March 6, 2013 by Judith Rasband
March is Women’s History Month. President Ronald Regan proclaimed the week of March 7th,1982 as Women’s History Week. The commemoration expanded to Women’s History Month in 1987 to honor and celebrate the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States. Filling a vital role in the history of America, women struggled for and won their right to vote. In the 1970s women claimed their right to work with equal pay and to be treated as more than a sex object.
Women of generation X and Y are too young to remember this and today, some purposely objectify themselves in sleazy dress and grooming. National media, intent on shock value, continues to picture women in an inferior, less capable, subjective manner. Consider Disel ad photos that label women as “STUPID.”
Notice the increasing number of fashion models positioned pigeon-toed, intended to make women appear childish, off-balance, and incapable of taking care of ourselves.
Begin now, this Women’s History Week, to stand tall with weight positioned solidly on both feet. Choose to wear clothes that are well fitted with ease, that do not distract attention to the body and thoughts of casual sex. Choose to wear a shirt with a collar to lift attention and frame your face for better communication. Wear a jacket to slightly expand your body image boundaries causing you to appear more authoritative, in charge of yourself and the situation. There are literally hundreds of jackets to choose from, according to your personal style. Look at people straight in the eye with a smile, making obvious contact that says, “Hello. I’m worth knowing.”
Make your place in history as you choose to make the world a better place.