Remembering Women’s History

By Qu’Chae Madison

Editor’s Note: This article was written in recognition of Women’s History Month, which takes place every March.

Women have made many important strides in history. Madam C.J. Walker invented the first perm. Rosa Parks wouldn’t give up her seat. These are just a couple women who helped to pave the way for women today. Women have made their mark in history–women like these ones, strong and brave. These women looked in the eye of adversity and said, “I’m going to make a change”. Every day, these women faced hostility and violence, sometimes even murder. Women were always treated as inferior, because they were seen as weak in the eyes of a man. Men back then thought women were “property’ and that they “owned” them.

But now women are strong, beautiful, independent and confident. Women like Oprah Winfrey are changing the game. Oprah is one of the richest women in the world. Women like these follow their dreams, regardless of what people say. For example, if Oprah never had people saying, “You’ll never make it”, she might not have been inspired to reach her dreams. I guess that saying, “let your haters be your motivators”  is true. Now Oprah has her OWN television network named after her, and plenty of money. She could spend it on whatever she wants but she chooses to donate a large part of it to charity, even helping to build schools for underprivileged girls. Women everywhere are following their dreams, reaching new heights and achieving goals everyday. They are able to do this because of the courage and sacrifice of women from generations past.

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