This year’s Women’s History Month is themed like this: “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.”
You might have figured out at first glance, I abhorred this theme.
Then I settled down and thought, “Hey – women have passion in all areas. Just because I don’t equate imagination with these “hard side” arenas doesn’t mean… wait. These areas DO inspire and evoke imagination. They also tend to be more highly dominated by men then the soft side of literature and the humanities.
I know women are thought of less in the world of science, mathematics and engineering. I am one who struggles with the math of my sixth grade son from time-to-time and am reteaching myself statistics, elementary algebra and geometry. We certainly didn’t cover all this material in the sixth grade, but today’s students are on an accelerated course of study in these areas.
It makes sense.
In March, then, my personal Women’s History Course of Study will include some of my perennial favorites like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but I will also dive deeply into the areas I don’t normally dive into so that I may learn about a greater spectrum of women always in hopes of educating all people about the contribution so many women have made which so often goes unacknowledged.
What will you do to celebrate Women’s History Month?
Perhaps you have never thought about it before – there is nothing wrong with that at all, you are in the majority.
Just consider the idea of learning something this month, of talking about women’s
There are, instead, simply glorious women walking side-by-side throughout the past and into today. Men, too, are taking our hands.
I am grateful you are among us.
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