The Student News Site of Tarrant County College

The Collegian

The Student News Site of Tarrant County College

The Collegian

The Student News Site of Tarrant County College

The Collegian

TCC deserves women’s thanks

whmThis month should be used to discuss women who have taken risks and surpassed the norm to make history. It should also be used to highlight obstacles and problems women still face with equality.

This March, TCC had a number of events take place for Women’s History Month.

NE Campus brought Sonia Sanchez, a poet who discusses the strengths she carries as a woman and as an African-American.

SE Campus welcomed Chelsea Brown, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University, who discussed how war impacts women.

South Campus housed the art show for Women in New Roles’ 32nd anniversary and the exhibit Women’s Imprint on History.

NW Campus held a diversity conference that tackled issues about gender, race and age.

A film series dedicated to Women’s History Month showing both American Series: One Woman One Vote and Women, Leadership and Politics: A Rising Tide? was scheduled on TR Campus.

Meanwhile, the University of North Texas has a women’s studies program, which sponsored a lecture toward the beginning of the month discussing human trafficking. Other than that, the university asked students to check out movies from women filmmakers and to look at the gender pay gap.

The University of Texas at Arlington held a Women’s History Month series, Women and Power from the Beauty Salon to Washington, which included three speakers.

Both universities went nowhere near the lengths TCC went to for the special month, which is something to be noted because women are still fighting for equality.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women are still making only 76 cents to the man’s dollar.

Former Army Reservist Catherine Ross recently spoke on National Public Radio discussing another point for equal rights: It’s 2010 and time for women to be allowed in combat. She said she wanted to pull her own weight. She said women shouldn’t be held back from anything they want to do.

“For me, this is an issue of principle, just the idea that women are being kept from certain jobs just based on the fact that they’re women,” she said.

Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on and learn about the history of women as well as to discuss things that need fixing. Women daily face issues, and the only way to fix problems in the future is to look into the past.

Because TCC organized so many educational events on the subject, the district made a bold statement saying it believes in the strength of women, and it only wants that to become stronger. The rest of the world needs to make as bold a statement.

Donate to The Collegian

Your donation will support the student journalists of Tarrant County College. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Collegian