- March 8th is International Women’s Day. Celebrate by getting a “This is what a feminist looks like” button or donate some of your time at a local women’s shelter or domestic abuse center. Check out the official website to search for events and more information.
- While it’s not exactly a part of Women’s History Month, Eve Ensler has given Valentine’s Day a whole different purpose. If you haven’t heard of her, she is the fabulous woman behind V-Day and the Vagina Monologues. She wanted to bring attention to violence against women, so she wrote an amazing play that theater companies and campus groups perform annually as a part of V-day. Check out the V-Day website to find out how to get involved.
- Find out if your local library or community center is having any events or guest lectures
- Activism can be fun, and there are many causes to get involved with. Women’s History Month in particular is a great time to focus on women’s issues. If you’ve always wanted to march with MADD or do a walk for breast cancer, now is the time to look into participating.
Women’s History Month is about empowering women and paying our respects to the strong women who have fought for our rights. However, there’s nothing wrong with being stylish while participating in some of these events. I’ve put together two outfits on Polyvore that I imagine some women wearing this month. I’ve also created a few character sketches to accompany them, although I’m sure they aren’t as awesome as Sarah Von’s!
Lena sat in the dark theater clutching her Vagina Monologues playbill tightly, inspired by the women performing before her. As the other audience members rose to give a standing ovation, she fingered her purple domestic violence pin thoughtfully. When she got home that night she wrote a monologue of her own.
Taylor hoisted her sign high above her head while women rushed past her into the clinic. She cringed as men and women heckled the Planned Parenthood employee attempting to break up the protest. Taylor stared straight ahead as someone yelled “Baby murderer” in her face. Her sign read “77% of anti-abortion leaders are men. 100% of them will NEVER get pregnant.”
How will you celebrate Women’s History Month?