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Power of Women

November 12, 2013

If you don’t know this already, I am a big history junkie. Everyone at school whines about taking World History, and I’m pumped for it! Anyways, recently in World History we learnt about the French Revolution. During the lecture, my little nerdy Teacher (he’s adorable and obviously a Star Trek lover.) started to talk about The March of the Angry Women.

This started to get me thinking… Why don’t we have two days out of the year honoring the power of men and women? We honor Veterans, Hispanics, Civil Rights Movement, Fathers and Mothers, even Grandparents, but not the two genders as a whole. I feel like a lot of people, especially young women, don’t believe in themselves, so why not educate and celebrate this power we have?

So over the course of today and tomorrow, I will be honoring the great power of men and women through history.

Today is the power of women.

For the sake of my lovely history teacher I shall start with the March of the Angry Women. The march looked something like this:

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The March of the Angry Women started during the French Revolution. Everyone in the Revolution was so caught up in the idea of equality, they kind of forgot about all the peasants dying of starvation down in the streets of Paris. There was also a little rumor floating around saying that the King and Queen were stashing food in Versailles.

So, women being the caring people they are, gathered all the warfare they could and marched ten miles from Paris to the palace of Versailles. Long story short, The women basically captured the King and Queen, and brought them back to Paris, so that they could see what was happening to their people.

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The next women I am going to mention is Rosa Parks. She will forever be remembered as the woman who wouldn’t give up her seat. If you happen to not know the story it goes like this:

It’s in the middle of the civil rights movement in America, and “colored” people are expected to listen to every word a “white” person says. The “colored” people have to attend different schools than “white” people (if they get the chance to go), they have to go in and out of different doors, and even drink out of different water fountains. They are also expected to give up their seats for “white” people.

But Rosa Parks didn’t listen to the bus driver when he told her to go to the back off the bus so a well and able “white” person could sit in her seat. She was arrested. But she inspired Martin Luther King Jr. to boycott the buses. She changed history forever, just for that one act of bravery.

 

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The next women are all the women left behind during World War Two. These many women left behind they’re jobs as housewives, and started working where the men left off. These women worked like they never worked before (because they never really did). We should thank these women for their hard work: for paving the way for the future young women going into the work force, and for them building all the machines needed in order to win World War Two. They deserve so much more than we could ever give them.

 

 

 

 

Last but not least are the women that made in big in the dancing world: Martha Graham and Ginger Rogers:

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I’ll start with Martha Graham. She is known in the dance world for her remarkable modern dance and choreography. She changed the way we look at modern dance, before it was all ballet structured. She taught people to dance with emotion. She also said that it doesn’t matter how much technique you have or how many “tricks” you perform, it’s all about your passion. The dancing world will always honor her the way we honor Rosa Parks in America.

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The next is Ginger Rodgers. She and Fred Astaire were the perfect dancing partners. (If you ever get a chance to look up their performances, they are beautiful.) Its been said, “Remember that Ginger Rodgers did everything that Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.” She is looked up to for being amazing, and floating on air. Words can’t describe her dancing really. She and Fred Astaire were known for their ball room and tap dancing. Ginger is an inspiration to many young dancers in America.

In conclusion, women are powerful. Period.

 

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