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Like You Need an Excuse to Speak Out?

The idea of Women’s History Month is relatively new.  National Women’s History Week only became an official event in 1980 and was expanded to Women’s History Month in 1987. But here’s the surprising thing: unlike Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July, which come every year, Women’s History Month is renewed year after year by a presidential declaration. It’s not automatic that we set aside time every year to think about women’s history and women’s roles in society; it’s an ongoing, conscious process.

This Women’s History Month, we invite you to think about women and change. Has Women’s History Month made a difference? Have you noticed a difference in how you live your life or perceive the world? Differences between your outlook on the world and the way your mom, your aunt, your daughter view things? Do we still need Women’s History Month?

You can submit your writing by email to psinclair (at) jwa (dot) org. While we prefer posting original content, we will cross-post recently published pieces as long as you have permission to cross-post and can tell us where and when it was published.

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Sinclair, Paula. "Like You Need an Excuse to Speak Out?." 4 March 2014. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on December 25, 2014) <http://jwa.org/blog/like-you-need-excuse-to-speak-out>.

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