Why do women need a whole day about them?
Because Ada Lovelace wrote instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s and I had no idea.
Because, F. Scott Fitzgerald plagiarized his wife, Zelda’s writing and used it in The Great Gatsby and his other books.
Because, black women, let alone any women, were not aware of the great contributions Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson made towards NASA and the space program.
Because the current president of the United States is a self proclaimed ‘pussy grabber’.
Because doctors (both men and women) are only NOW seeming to realize that women patients cannot be treated based on male patient information.
Because basic products cost more for women than they do for men.
Because feminine hygiene products are taxed.
Because Renee Richards existed before Kaitlyn Jenner and she fought policy in the NY Supreme Court, but she doesn’t get talked about.
Because Marsha P Johnson was basically removed from a movie about the Stonewall riots.
Because there STILL aren’t decent pockets in most women’s clothes.
Because Maria TallChief founded the Chicago ballet, but I’m sure most young girls who dream of being a ballerina don’t know about her.
Because Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keefe were amazing artists and people, but they weren’t the only female painters in history.
Because Evelyn Glennie is the first person in history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist.
Because Crystal R. Emery’s documentary, “Black Women in Medicine,” was amazing and should be seen by more people.
Because men are still determining how and when my body should and can be used and function.
Should I go on?
Edited to add differently abled women who rock the world too.