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house Bill H. Res. 137

Does National Women’s History Month Need Official Congressional Support?

Argument in favor

Everyone needs to recognize the pivotal role that women in U.S. have played in national and global history.

tea's Opinion
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03/14/2015
Women's rights have always been put on the backburner because "there are more pressing issues to worry about." When are we going to take a stand for women's rights as a whole? This honestly isn't even asking for much time or funding, yet people are still complaining about "wasting time and money" on this. Really shows you how little recognition and appreciation there actually is for women's history in the United States.
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Richard's Opinion
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04/02/2015
A ceremonial, overall pointless bill. But there are tons of those, all the time. If the others get passed, then obviously this one should as well. Stop giving women the short end of the historical stick. The most interesting historical figures are women, but nobody gets taught who they are. Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for president (Frederick Douglas was the VP) and nobody even knows her name. She also was the first woman to run an accounting firm and run her own hedge fund on Wall Street. People need to learn the whole history of this country, and the world. Not just half.
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Thegoldlyon's Opinion
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05/17/2015
While it may seem trivial to some, something as simple as using this month to spark discussion of women's roles in history in places like elementary school creates a foundation of both appreciation and encouragement for young women and boys alike.
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Argument opposed

March is already National Women’s History Month. Besides this is an empty gesture, doesn't Congress have more important things to spend time on?

Debbi's Opinion
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03/16/2015
Time to do away with segregated "months". All it does is further split human relations. I'll bet if I proposed a NATIONAL WHITE-IRISH CHRISTIAN-CONSTITIONAL MONTH, it would cause an uproar.
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ThomasParker's Opinion
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05/19/2015
The way to value others is to show them love individually. Simply having Congress declare that a month is meaningful does not convey gratitude or make it meaningful. If you want to show someone they mean something to you, then do it!
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Sharon's Opinion
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03/17/2015
How about just teaching American history the way it should be taught? Let's get rid of the nonsense and really teach REAL American history and not the mamby-pamby gooble-de-gook that the kids are now spoon fed. I graduated before the Dept. of Ed. was established. After working in public schools I realized that I had forgotten more than what these kids are learning. It would be nice if they "just had the facts" and not the slanted misinterpretations that are currently being foisted upon them. I remember one text book that averaged four pages for every person who ever helped out in the Revolution but only had one short paragraph that mentioned George Washington. They never even said he was the first president.
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    Women's rights have always been put on the backburner because "there are more pressing issues to worry about." When are we going to take a stand for women's rights as a whole? This honestly isn't even asking for much time or funding, yet people are still complaining about "wasting time and money" on this. Really shows you how little recognition and appreciation there actually is for women's history in the United States.
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    Time to do away with segregated "months". All it does is further split human relations. I'll bet if I proposed a NATIONAL WHITE-IRISH CHRISTIAN-CONSTITIONAL MONTH, it would cause an uproar.
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    A ceremonial, overall pointless bill. But there are tons of those, all the time. If the others get passed, then obviously this one should as well. Stop giving women the short end of the historical stick. The most interesting historical figures are women, but nobody gets taught who they are. Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for president (Frederick Douglas was the VP) and nobody even knows her name. She also was the first woman to run an accounting firm and run her own hedge fund on Wall Street. People need to learn the whole history of this country, and the world. Not just half.
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    The way to value others is to show them love individually. Simply having Congress declare that a month is meaningful does not convey gratitude or make it meaningful. If you want to show someone they mean something to you, then do it!
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    While it may seem trivial to some, something as simple as using this month to spark discussion of women's roles in history in places like elementary school creates a foundation of both appreciation and encouragement for young women and boys alike.
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    It is important to let everyone, including women, know that they are a valued member of our society.
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    How about just teaching American history the way it should be taught? Let's get rid of the nonsense and really teach REAL American history and not the mamby-pamby gooble-de-gook that the kids are now spoon fed. I graduated before the Dept. of Ed. was established. After working in public schools I realized that I had forgotten more than what these kids are learning. It would be nice if they "just had the facts" and not the slanted misinterpretations that are currently being foisted upon them. I remember one text book that averaged four pages for every person who ever helped out in the Revolution but only had one short paragraph that mentioned George Washington. They never even said he was the first president.
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    Really? I see no reason to have National Anything-that-our-whiny-constituents-complain-about Month. The idea that any and every select group gets a special day, week, or month only separates us as a nation.
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    National Anything Month is a waste of time. People will create and enforce these themselves. Unless the bill comes with some funding behind it, this is just wasting Congress's time.
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    Only if we have a supported Men's Month and a White History Month and a Teenager Month and a English Month And a European Month and a ETC... This junk just divides and forces us further apart. Let's have an American Year. No more African American or Asian American or whatever American. We are Americans, that is the long and the short of it.
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    Why hasn't this already been done? With every day, week, month &/or season recognizing a person, place, event, thing &/or group, I cannot believe that women haven't already been "officially" recognized.
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    Where's the National MEN'S History Month?
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    There's no reason not to. It doesn't seem like Congress will be doing anything better with its time.
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    Although I strongly support women's rights and history, there is no men's history month, so there shouldn't be one for women. Men and women should be equals.
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    Girls and young women are sorely ignorant of the sacrifices that the women who have come before them have made to allow them to pursue the education, training, careers, access to health care, personal and financial independence that they enjoy today.
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    Enough already! Congress has more important things to do!
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    Um hell yeah. They don't even celebrate women's history month in MOST places. In this day, too many women are persecuted so why would we not recognize the struggles women have went through over the centuries and the strengths that women have portrayed? White man's history is everyday I mean?? We're always learned
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    This should be taught long before high school
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    Of course is does
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    Sure why not? Women have long been misrepresented and underestimated, under appreciated and ignored for the struggle they've endured at the hands of men in this country. This isn't a hard question, think of your mother and grandmother, etc, and how much they have given up and pushed for not themselves but for us.
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