For Women's History Month, Let's Give The Moms A Shoutout, Too

For Women's History Month, Let's Give The Moms A Shoutout, Too

As Women's History Month comes to an end, I want to pay tribute to the most important and influential woman in my life: my mother.

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Throughout history, women have made amazing impacts that have shaped the world. Whether it's making great innovations in science or fighting for equal rights, women have been at the forefront of inspiring change and creating a better world.

Marie Curie, a woman, founded the science of radioactivity and was the first person to win two Nobel Peace prizes. She pioneered a new direction in science.

Malala Yousafzai, a woman, actively fought for her right, and girls' rights to an education in her homeland of Pakistan. She started a revolution in her country, encouraging equal rights for men and women.

Harriet Tubman, a woman, safely rescued escaped slaves through the Underground Railroad. She risked her life to save the lives of so many, representing what true bravery is.

These women have revolutionized our lives and changed history for the better. March is Women's History Month and it's a celebration of all the great things women have accomplished throughout time, shedding a spotlight on just how vital women are. As Women's History Month comes to an end, I want to pay tribute to the most important and influential woman in my life: my mother.

My mother is one of the strongest women I know and I am so utterly grateful to have such an amazing and inspirational woman in my life. She immigrated to America and started a family here in a place so foreign and new to her. I can't even imagine going to another state and starting a new life there, let alone a new country. She has sacrificed everything in her life for the betterment of her children.

She's the most selfless person I know and I honestly owe her everything. She's my rock. She's someone who deserves so much more than what she has, and I hope I can give back even an ounce of what she's given me, but nothing can compare to how much a mother gives her child.

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Psst Can I Tell You A Secret About Feminism?

In the great debate of feminism, there's one big secret that needs to be revealed. It's pivotal, it's life changing and it will make the seas part like they did for Moses.

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The Biggest Secret revealed at last.

Feminism comes in many different forms. You can be a conservative feminist, a liberal feminist, a heterosexual feminist, a queer feminist, a male feminist, and you could even be a Christian feminist. I promise I promise, being a Christian feminist isn't the secret and dear God I hope that isn't going to be the thing to blow your mind today.

After sorting through all the different types of feminists and all the different things that separate those people, guess what the one thing is that holds them together? Its the ONE BIG SECRET I've been dying to tell the world about feminism...

IF YOU BELIEVE WOMEN SHOULD BE EQUAL

YOU. ARE. A. FEMINIST.

It's tiring to see people today not call themselves "feminists" because the idea has been misconstrued and twisted up in order to produce this man-hating mantra when in reality feminism was made by Our Founding Mothers like Betty Friedan and Jane Addams in order to make a promise to women all over the world that their lives matter, they matter as much as a mans, and their lives should always matter that much in every which way. It came from the same place as the Civil Rights movement, it came from a place of hope for a better, more equal world. Women who don't want to be associated with feminism are doing so based on misinformation.

If you believe that women should get paid the same amount an hour as a man, you are a feminist.

If you believe that a mother's career is just as important as her husbands, you are a feminist.

If you think gender-based discrimination shouldn't take place in professional settings, you are a feminist.

If you think that a woman's life is just as important as a mans, you are a feminist.

The point is, feminism isn't something to fear or something taboo. Its a way to say, "I know my worth, I know my value, and I know that I matter just as much as anyone else". It's a way to empower those who may not feel as though they matter. It promotes equality for all in a world were inequalities are always seen as more significant. Feminism in its truest form doesn't contradict the principles of Conservatism nor does it contradict the tenants of Christianity.

In today's day and age, we need to come together and lift each other up rather than focus on the differences that separate us. Although feminism is rooted in its political nature, it can be separated and used for its great social connection capabilities. Women should know their value regardless of how others may view them and feminism creates the platform for women to realize that. We need to take the opportunity to take a women's fight for equality into our own hands and make it our responsibility because no one should ever feel like they're not good enough based on societal perceptions.

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Our Moms Deserve More Credit Than They Get, Than We Give Them

Don't forget to show your mom you love her.

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When you watch a movie, a sports game or a play you always see the highlights and the good parts, but not behind the scenes. Mothers' are behind the scenes of the spotlight. They are the ones working their hardest to make sure their son or daughter has a great day at school or wins their championship soccer game.

They do not get televised and they do not get paid. Mother's pour their hearts and souls into loving their children. They make so many sacrifices for their children, sometimes too many.

If you are a working mother, a non-working mother or a single mother, you all deserve credit. They are the ones slaving away to make sure you are eating a nutritious meal or getting to your appointments on time.

Besides all of the basic motherly duties, there is a huge emotional aspect that is rarely shared. Daughters and sons face many hardships and their mothers' are usually the ones to support them. Dealing with your own personal issues as a mother and being able to support someone else is a difficult task.

Us sons and daughters sometimes forget that our mothers' can feel our pain when we are going through something. When we are sad, they are most likely sad. When we achieved our goals and we are ecstatic they will be celebrating with us. Don't be afraid to show your mom some love, I guarantee she will appreciate it.

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