International Women’s Day celebrates importance of Women in society


Break the bias is a phrase used by people to promote feminism. (Art by Abby Yu (’23)).

Femininity is a characteristic that is being celebrated today. Every year, March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a day that is meant to globally celebrate where women have gotten to today socially, economically, culturally, and politically. As a way to commend this day, let’s take a look at how women have strived to create milestones in history and have broken gender stereotypes, proving their immense strength, capabilities, and smarts within their society.

In the English books we read that are set in the 1900s or earlier, women are described as assuming domestic roles. All women knew were the kitchen and tending to the children and their husbands. The men were supposed to take care of the “manly” duties, responsibilities that women shouldn’t or couldn’t have done during the time. In fact, it was not until August 18, 1920 that women were granted the right to vote. Through persistence and struggle, their voices were heard. This moment in history would pave the way for women’s rights and voice being amplified throughout the world.

International Women’s Day is meant to raise awareness to the changing times and to strive for a world that is full of inclusion and free of women stereotypes and bias. The mission of this day is to create a sense of inclusion and togetherness. This year’s theme as “#BreakTheBias” focuses on supporting women who come from different backgrounds and have different stories to tell to strive towards a more equal world with their male counterparts.

The missions of this day include creating a more inclusive work atmosphere where woman feel comfortable to thrive and have their accomplishments recognized by others, shining light on the empowerment and upliftment of other woman to dedicate time into the things they love without facing judgment or any form of bias, and recognizing and acknowledging how the thoughts and action of powerful executive leaders can shift women’s process in different fields of work.
So as we take this day to celebrate the accomplishments and uplift the voices of women in our world and community, remember that there is still a gap to fill. Women have made it a long way to get where they stand now, but there is always more that can be done to strive for the equality and rights that all women and girls deserve.