March is Women's History Month. Did you know? Does that mean department stores will lower women's clothes to half price, or that guys will bring flowers for no reason? Not likely.
But what we're asking is, since women are more than 51 percent of the population, why can't we have at least one percent of the national holidays that honor guys? We demand a National Women's Day with everybody having a day off to honor us. Actually, even the Women's History Month declaration, seems to be a national secret. Not much done about it.
Oh, the Library of Congress features famous women and discussions and photos. But you have to check their website to read about that. Rutgers-Newark this year did have an annual Women's History Month Film Festival. It got about 185 words in the Star-Ledger. No photo. Less coverage than they gave to Angelina Joie's right leg. Or Lin's arm hooking a basketball. As for TV stations, they devoted more coverage to the Oreo Cookie's birthday.
Shouldn't we feel slighted? Think about it. Of the many television stations sprung up has one announced a special salute to Susan B. Anthony or Elizabeth Cady Stanton? In the past years--and so far this year-- I've seen none. Our flag was made by Betsy Ross, or Mary Pickersgill, the seamstress who sewed it in 1813. Wouldn't it be nice or even patriotic to give them credit by attaching their names on a tag to every flag --especially to wipe out 'Made in China."
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