Women History Month: Women Creating Culture



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Women's History Month is observed every year in March in the United States of America and usually is a period for people to appreciate the accomplishments and women's history.


California's education professionals were the first to observe the week in March 1978 to raise awareness of the contributions made by women to society. The organizers chose a week in early March to coincide with International Women's Day, celebrated on March 8. After then, other communities around the nation followed Santa Rosa in commemorating Women's History Week over many years. In 1987, Congress approved a resolution recognizing March as Women's History Month, making the week-long commemoration a month-long one.

Sacagawea, a Native American lady who helped Lewis and Clark survey Western areas in the 1890s, is one of the essential female characters typically featured during Women's History Month. Elizabeth Cady S. and Susan Anthony B. are also honored. Over 70 years before the nineteenth Amendment allowed women to vote in the United States, they fought for gender parity in politics. Harriet Tubman, a former spy who helped liberate enslaved people, is also heroin. Ever since, women have made substantial contributions in various fields, which has changed the way the world perceives women. These include but are not restricted to music, art, literature, sports, and academics, among others. This article will concentrate on women's history in culture and their contributions to various world regions.


Women's contribution to the music culture

Women's music culture took its first tentative steps forward in the 1850s. Those who started learning to play instruments such as the harp, guitar, piano, and violin, among other devices at a young age, steadily improved their skills until they reached perfection. However, even though men often dismissed their songs and performances as mere domestic achievements, the pace at which they acquired popularity in different parts of Europe was intended to be of considerable importance in the future. Music schools arose in several western nations between the nineteenth and eighteenth century. Germany's 'piano girl' development resulted in music being elevated to a new degree of seriousness, thereby removing it from domestic achievements. Racial discrimination proved difficult at first, but this did not deter them from success. Taylor Greenfield and Lillian Nordica rose as gifted black women violinists. The first women to get to the hall of fame were Female musicians in jazz music who had enormous success in the twentieth century.


Abbott Emma, Emma Thursby, Clara Louise Kellogg, and Phillipps Adelaide. The four harpsichordist Wanda Landowska, violinist Erica Morini, and pianist Lou Williams among other instrumentalists, were among those who dominated the instrumentation of solo careers. Composers Rom, Maude, and Owen Anita were among the artists who recognized their work in the 1990s via their compositions (Drinker 2018) since they were relatively new to pop song composition and provided fierce rivalry for their female colleagues. Women's economic success in the 90s was a direct outcome of the widespread appreciation of their classic works.


The world danced to artists' outstanding and seductive vocals, such as Whitney Houston and Jennifer Lopez's late 1990s chart-topper era. As a result of the popularity of some music genres such as rhythm-and-blues (R&B), rock or pop, and country music, copies of such music sold increased to millions. This was made possible in large part by the arrival of compact discs. Since then, the voices of Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton have dominated the genre of country music, and this has continued till the current day. Some of these musicians were influenced by the famous voices of female vocalists from other areas, like Miriam Makeba, who sang in the 1980s. The contemporary period is the apex of musical transformations, with female performers consistently releasing worldwide blockbusters on the international music scene. Female songwriters and recording artists such as Beyonce Knowles, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Jenifer Lopez are top-notch females composing and recording artists. They have become synonymous with girls in the music business, and western society has become more used to their style. Similarly, their sense of style has become popular in western nations and around the globe. The ideal portrayal of contemporary society and that of so many other artists has been provided through their music.


Female writers in the western culture

As early as the 18th century, men and women in Western society were engaged in a war for equality in rights. In investigations, many of these women's writings demonstrated that women published more personally meaningful topics that affected their freedoms and rights. The early nineteenth century and the late twentieth century showed that the Western World was a fertile environment for cultural growth. Women's writing has been affected, molded, and controlled by society. Showalter (2017) used the term "Age of the Female Novelist" to describe this time. Women who had little or no formal education were able to escape the patriarchal environment of western culture by participating in the literature that depicted oppression and themes of oppression.


Female writers like Sarah Ellis' Exhortations to the Mothers, Women, Daughters, and Wives of England sparked these movements by expressing their displeasure with the lack of knowledge available to women. Also, Charlotte Yonge and Sewell Elizabeth's books Principles of Womankind and Education had a considerable impact on the movement for female education. A woman was permitted to sit for exams at the University of London in the 1860s, and the first women's university college and lectures at Cambridge started in 1869. A gradual shift in discussions regarding women's capacities occurred, but it was too late for the principal Victorian authors to gain from it (Mermin 1993).Novels regarding female education, such as Rachel M'Crindell and Barbara Hofland: Ellen, the Teacher, have been published in the past (Ayres 2003). This was the first method of women's education introduced to the western society. Various additional projects were in progress as well.


The feminist culture was an essential tool for early modern women's activism. A uniform set of principles supported women's efforts to take over intellectual and physical spaces formerly occupied by men. Their relationships, love, and survival strategies of the early modern age were novel. These skills and unity have helped women fight for their place in society. Furthermore, women have significantly contributed to the evolution of the culture in art, music, writing, among others. Surely women deserve a month to celebrate their history.

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