What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

By Allison Murphy and Hanna Kimball

Junior Kaitlyn McCluskey. Photo by Allison Murphy and Hanna Kimball.

Junior Kaitlyn McCluskey. Photo by Allison Murphy and Hanna Kimball.

Allison Murphy and Hanna Kimball

“Women are people as men are people, and we all deserve the same rights. Women need to inspire each other and strive to be the best that we can be so that we can obtain our goals because we are just as capable as anyone else…” -Kaitlyn McCluskey

“International Women’s Day means to me that women are empowering and stronger than some people think. It is important for International Women’s Day to be an internationally recognized holiday because women need to have the same equal rights as men. Women should fight every day to give that effect that will one day be a reality…”﹣Kalyn Jacobs

“To me, International Women’s Day shows that women can do everything that men can…”﹣ Caroline Oteri

“Women’s Day to me means that women are strong and independent. We can do anything that men can do. We have come so far from where we were, and now we can do everything. It is an honor to be a woman in this day and age, because I can do everything now…” ﹣ Kai Lash

“International Women’s Day means to me is a lot about self-empowerment and fighting for equality. I think that it stands for women empowerment and just being equal﹣truly equal﹣and realizing that we can make a change in history…”﹣Emma Lustigman

“Being a woman gives me a lot of sense of empowerment, and it makes me feel like I can really do anything…”﹣Gianna Lucido

“It’s a step forward for women all around the world. I’m not a woman, so I can’t relate, but I feel that women in today’s day and age have a lot of opportunities. While this is true, I think that we have won a few battles, but there is still a war to win…”﹣Dillon Blowers

“We have been fighting for women’s rights for so long, and right now in my lifetime, this is when they’ve been in the most jeopardy. So I just want people to be aware that we are not going to go back; we are going to go forward.” –Cindy Wagner

“Women have as much equal freedom as men and it is something to be celebrated.” -Melanie Meisner

“Women are important and they help the advancement of society.” -Andrew Antonacci

“Women have jobs and provide for the economy just a much as the men do – they just make the world a better place.” -Aidan Biddle

“I think here in the United States, we have a good life, but if you look around the world there’s so many women who don’t. They can’t get an education, they can’t drive a car, they can’t attend college, they can’t choose a career, they can’t leave the house without a male, and it think it is important that all of us join together and just understand that so many women around the world don’t have the rights that we take for granted every single day.” -Michelle Olszewski-Garcia