Students discussed the importance of celebrating Women’s History Month by commemorating and reflecting on the role of women throughout history.
Maria Levandoski, a junior journalism major, said Women’s History Month is especially important in this time period.
“Having a month dedicated to women and their strengths and triumphs is important to recognize how women have been the backbone in every aspect of life,” Levandoski said.
From women’s impact in science, literature and politics, Levandoski said the month encourages admiration for the “wide spectrum of what women can achieve.”
“It is important to show a little girl in a classroom that she can, in fact, do something one day that will make a difference,” Levandoski said. “Having a female role model is very special and something everyone can benefit from.”
Hannah Baby, a senior accounting and IT management double major, said this month is important to her, especially in her area of study.
“The business major in general is a very male dominated field in schools,” Baby said. “Women’s History Month is a nice reminder to myself and all women in business that any woman can do what a man can do.”
Baby said life for women can be “hard a majority of the time.”
“Every woman is strong enough to get through all those rough patches, and every person, not just women, should remember that this month and every month after,” Baby said.
Kiran Arackan, a junior biology major, said that the month is a reminder to herself how strong and powerful she and the women in her life are.
“I have very strong women in my life who made a lot of sacrifices for me to be where I am,” Arackan said. “Because of them, I work extra hard every day to be that same kind of woman.”
Arackan said she appreciates being a woman every day.
“Being appreciated throughout this month reminds me how strong women in general are and how important we are to the world,” Arackan said.
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