Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? In fact, March 8th was International Women’s Day. But the entire month is dedicated to celebrating women’s role in modern society and the historical path they’ve taken to get there.
But it’s more than just an exploration of history or changing roles over time. It is intended to be a celebration. In fact, official government websites define this month as a ”celebration of the vital role of women in American history.” It’s a time to recognize the achievements that women have made and all the ways they have excelled and helped to create the society we enjoy today.
Why Does Title IX Matter?
Title IX is always important, as it is a law that helps to prevent discrimination against women in education. It seems clear in 2022 that women have the same rights to an excellent education, and all of the programs and opportunities that entails, as men do. But it has not always been this way in the United States. The development of the Title IX regulations only happened in the early 1970s – 1972, to be precise. It has now been in place for 50 years, and so generations of college students have benefited from it.
What if you’re not being treated fairly?
This is certainly a month that makes it clear that women have not been treated fairly historically, and it sheds light on how things have changed. But it’s also important to remember that this type of discrimination and unfair treatment still does happen. Those who have experienced it need to know about all of the legal steps that they can take.