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The End of Women's History Month

Who's afraid of Women's History Month?

I am, a little...I'm all for women's history, of course. But Women's History Month? Not so much. Because if history is the marathon, Women's History Month is merely the cheering from the sidelines.

A long view of women's history is important because history, as we all know, is written by the victors. We must be intentional about correcting the record to account for past injustices and oversights toward women (and many others) so as to prevent the same in the future. It is important to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women and to lament their past and present potential, laid waste by the sieve of sexism.

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 The End of Women's History Month

Women's past accomplishments (and failures) deserve to be studied, appreciated, criticized, and otherwise actively engaged—not passively cheered in a banal annual celebration.

31 Women Making History by Creating a Better Future

For every day in March, we're highlighting one woman who saw a problem in the world and decided to do something about it.

37 Women Who’ve Upended Science, Tech, and Engineering For the Better

Since 1987, we've been celebrating the many accolades and triumphs that women have contributed to the scientific discourse as we know it today. Women’s History Month runs all throughout March, so let’s take a moment to honor some of the women who have bestowed indelible breakthroughs to our understanding of the world.

50 Favorite Quotes About Women

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, here is a list of 50 of my favorite quotes penned about and/or by women. Do you have a favorite?

Center for Women's History

The first of its kind in the nation within the walls of a major museum, the Center for Women's History unearths the lives and legacies of women who have shaped and continue to shape the American experience.

National Women's History Alliance

The NWHA is an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to Writing Women Back into History. Promoting the importance of education, equality & inclusion.

National Women's History Museum

Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is an innovative online museum dedicated to uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society. A renowned leader in women’s history education, the Museum brings to life the countless untold stories of women throughout history, and serves as a space for all to inspire, experience, collaborate, and amplify women’s impact—past, present, and future.

Where Women Made History

Every place has a woman's story to tell.

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites

The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites advocates for historic sites that center the preservation and interpretation of the important role of women and gender non-conforming individuals as core to the American story.

Biography.com

The month of March celebrates the contributions women have made throughout history in science, politics, law, sports, the arts, entertainment, and many other fields.

Europeana

Discover notable women and their work throughout history.

Historic England

Women's immense contribution to society has often been made invisible by a historic lack of social status and confinement to the home. The social, political and architectural history imprinted in the buildings around us has, in previous centuries, largely been recorded as the story of man.

History.com

From raising families to leading armies, women such as Catherine the Great, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Elizabeth I, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie and countless others have played a vital role in human civilization.

The Met

In celebration of Women’s History Month, a selection of contemporary women artists reflect on their art and share what inspires them most in the Museum.

ThoughtCo

Learn about the half of history missing from many history books with biographies, articles, timelines and other resources on the women—famous and lesser-known—who have shaped our world.

Women in Football

Videos from the NFL.

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