Women’s History Month
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March is Women’s History Month. Congress had authorized a Women’s History week beginning in 1981 and later the National Women’s History Project petitioned for a longer period of time. Women’s History Month became a national celebration in 1987.
While many women have made a mark in history, it is often ignored. The cultural tendency is to admire men’s achievements and to diminish women’s contributions. This is a legacy of sexism. Women are socialized to stay in a complementary role to men. Female leadership is type of oxymoron. Society is changing but social change and recompense is difficult and slow. Much of women’s story still needs to be told.
Below, the Dominican Center has featured individual women. The list is not intended to be all inclusive, rather it features individuals who gifted the world with wise words, just actions, and deep holiness.