On March 8, 2012, the world celebrated International Women’s Day. First recognized in 1909 as International Women’s Working Day, this day is meant for the celebration of women’s achievements all across the world.
“Women deserve a day to be appreciated; after all, we’re awesome,” Kaleigh Thompson, sophomore, said.
Countries across the globe have different focuses for the day. Some focus on the general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women. It’s like a Mother’s Day, just for all females. Some choose to focus on women’s economic, political and social achievements. Women like Amelia Earhart, Susan B. Anthony and Sandra Day O’Connor are just several women honored on this day for their achievements.
“I think this day is very important. We’re seeing a push for more and more recognition of women and their contributions to society. A day to focus on women’s accomplishments is an excellent way to appreciate and recognize what women have done,” said Ms. Fishbane, social studies teacher.
The history of women appears to have the same trend–triumph. Women who have pushed the “norm” and proved themselves just as smart, strong and intelligent as men are the foundation of this holiday. International Women’s Day is just one day out of the year to appreciate women everywhere.