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Celebrating International Women’s Day

We cannot run short when listing all of the accomplishments that women have achieved over the past couple of years. It feels good to finally see that society is embracing the efforts that women have forged in numerous sectors. Women have been greatly shunned and disenfranchised from experiencing almost all of the fulfillment there is in this life – from participation in politics, participation in the workforce and participation in certain sports, to participation in running countries and various affairs. However, things are changing and women no longer have to live in men’s shadow.  With numerous achievements from all walks of life, women deserve to be recognized and celebrated  across the globe. In the political genre, women have hit groundbreaking moves. Women have advocated for constitutional changes in various countries so they can be acclimated into the society.  From gaining women representatives in politics to attaining greater equality in the…

American marine biologist, Rachel Louise Carson was the author of Silent Spring, a groundbreaking book that is nationally credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Other books on…

The first petition for the national holiday, Women’s Equality Day, was made in 1971 when New York Congresswoman and Democratic Representative, Bella Abzug, successfully petitioned Congress to set…

There’s not many South Korean women more inspirational than Yi So-Yeon. Growing up in a small town where most employment opportunities were involved in agriculture, generations before her…

A September 2015 poll called her the Best Female Athlete Ever. Ronda Jean Rousey is a mixed martial artist, judoka, and actress. The Bronze Medal winner in the…

In 2004, Claudia de la Cruz participated in the Miss World Pageant representing the Dominican Republic. While often admired for the beautiful woman she is, there is far…