EMU Blog

Mar 15 2019

A Little “Herstory” For You During Women’s History Month

by blogemu

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As we transition into the month of March, we can begin to celebrate what we should be commemorating year round, and that is women. Women have collectively made amazing contributions and continue to do so every single day. Whether it be big or small, you can see many women around the world showing the range of what they can do to make a difference in the society we live in today.

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.I would like to share with you an amazing woman that has made momentous strides in fighting against gender discrimination and advocating for women’s rights throughout her career.

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The woman I want to celebrate is Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Still alive today, she is the second woman to be elected as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice out of a total of four women that have ever been appointed. Ginsburg has spent a lifetime of fighting against inequity. As Ginsburg progressed in her career, she fought against the discrimination she found in her education at law school in addition to finding work after graduating. Ginsburg eventually became Columbia University’s first female professor to earn tenure. Ginsburg was also a leader in the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union where she fought not only for women, but also men. As director of the project, she argued for six landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. After some time, she was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia for many years before being appointed as Supreme Court Justice by Bill Clinton in 1993.

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As Ginsburg still fights for justice today, her track record alone shows her commitment to the cause of gender equality and deserves a tremendous amount of appraise for her service to women and men alike.

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.This is only one small look into one woman’s history for this month and I implore you to look up more women to celebrate. Besides looking up other women, celebrate with the women around you that are kicking butt in making a difference in their community. No woman should go unnoticed this month as we start to celebrate a mass of contributions, history, culture, and society of women worldwide!

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About the writer:

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Hi! My name is Cheyenne Glassburn. I am currently a junior majoring in English Linguistics with a minor in Theatre Arts. I have helped a lot with theatre shows here on campus, but besides that I enjoy reading and hanging out with my boyfriend and friends!

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