Written by: Gabriella Ranieri, 2011-2012 Church Hill Classics Marketing Intern
For so long, women were forced to play a part; a part that stripped them from the right to be an individual and to essentially think for themselves. The mere idea of a woman wanting to learn more than what was expected of her was something very threatening to the male gender. The only question that can arise from this archaic mentality is why? Perhaps it’s because men sensed that women are just as capable of making a change, if not more so, than the average man and the thought of sharing the spotlight with those of an “inferior” nature was utterly unthinkable.
Well, thanks to so many fearless women in history, women have not only been recognized as free-thinking individuals, but have reached a point of accomplishment and professionalism that has far surpassed many pre-conceived notions. Women are not only equally comparable to those of the opposite sex, but furthermore, “Women are on the verge of outnumbering men in the workforce for the first time; a historic reversal caused by long-term changes in women’s roles” (USA today).
These drastic achievements are heavily based on one amazing privilege: education.
As a woman-owned business, Church Hill Classics would like to acknowledge two schools that we are happily associated with as they celebrate Women’s History Month!
Emma Willard School, founded in 1814, is a facility whose primary focus is to continuously cultivate the learning of young women and offer them limitless opportunities. The founder of the school – Emma Hart Willard – was recently recognized by the National Women’s History Project.
The University of Maine at Orono steadily immortalizes the exceptional women of yesterday and today every year by offering numerous events/seminars in order for their students to learn more about their history, as well as express their sincere appreciation for the many benefits these courageous women have bestowed upon each generation. Even the University of Maine Bookstore honors Women’s History Month!
Please never forget “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” (Maya Angelou, African-American poet)
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