“National Women’s History Month traces its origins back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was later observed in 1909. In 1981, the U.S. Congress designated the second week of March National Women’s History Week, and in 1987 Congress expanded it to a month-long observance.”
— American Library Association (ALA)
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“By viewing world events and cultures through the filters of different genders, students can gain powerful perspectives on freedom and empowerment. Women’s studies majors learn to value the achievements of female leaders over the years while positioning themselves for their own cultural breakthroughs.”
— “What Is Women’s Studies?” , Worldwide Learn