Women’s History Month 2023
Welcome to Women’s History month here in the United States. Our governments Women’s History month website tells us that:
“Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.“https://womenshistorymonth.gov/
Ok, each month has to have some type of recognition attached to it here in the U.S. and sometimes two or three in the same month but that is fodder for a future entry here.
It’s Women’s History month here in the U.S. and I think we should highlight some of the Women that stood out in the last year or so.
Dr. Rachel Levine was recently honored as one of USA Today’s Women of the Year for her contributions medicine and contributions as assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services… Wait a minute. Isn’t that a dude? Ok lets try something else.
Alba Rueda was honored this year along with others by receiving the 2023 International Women of Courage Award at the White House in Washington D.C. for her contributions as Argentina’s current Special Envoy for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship… Wait a minute. Thats a Dude! Lets try one last time.
Lia Thomas NCAA Women’s champion swimmer nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year 2022… I give up that’s a dude.
Unity from Disunity
Welcome to America, Where the men are men and the women are men. The point is that we are so wrapped up in equality for everyone that we have equality for none. We are not just talking about women but all groups ethnic, gender, racial, all groups. It’s like a supervisor at one of the jobs I had as a teen used to tell me. “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.”
Today in the U.S. we are so focused on who is getting left out that everybody is getting left out. By erasing history, re-editing books so they don’t offend and so much other cockamamie garbage. We are not creating DEI but stoking the flames of discontent. By doing our best to be racially, ethnically, sexually equal while being diverse we are stoking the flames of discontent and hatred. It needs to stop.
“Show me who you are not what you are”R. C. McKiddy
That is where we need to start. We have had times of great unity in the history of this country but todays Woke agenda has shattered that unity. Remember if you don’t want people noticing what you are doing distract them with what others are doing. We are stronger together than we are apart and we need to beware of those that want to divide us.
You can make a difference. Start today. Take one person in your life you don’t normally interact with and find some common ground to get to know them. Screw DEI. Work for unity and DEI will happen all by itself.
Oh, by the way this is a dude.
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