St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 8, 2006
IdeasForWomen.com launches new Women's History and Issues section on its website to commemorate National Women's History Month and International Women's Day on March 8th. This new section includes information and learning activities about women who have made an impact on society.
Young women and girls do not have enough positive roles models. They are typically inundated with images of women behaving in a stereotypically helpless manner. There are also many cultural expectations that young women should have perfect hair, skin, etc. These expectations lead to problems such as low self-esteem, depression and eating disorders in many girls and young women.
Throughout the month of March IdeasForWomen.com will present information and learning activities to help teach girls and young women about the women who have made an impact on society. The women and events profiled showcase women who act with determination, intelligence, independence and strength.
Lucretia Mott is a great example of a woman exhibiting these characteristics. She was one of the organizers of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York which spearheaded the way towards women's suffrage. She was also involved in the abolitionist movement -- even refusing to use sugar, cotton or other products made by slaves. She showed all the characteristics that we would like our young women to have today: she stood up for what she knew was right even if it was unpopular or caused her some hardship.
The Women's History and Issues section will first feature a section on women's rights -- both then and now. Future sections will explore strong women who played significant roles in the abolitionist movement, science, the environment and more. Each section will include short biographies on these great women as well as learning activities such as quizzes, crossword puzzles, questions to think about and more. These learning activities can be used by teachers, parents or home schools.
Learning about the struggles that women in the past had to fight and the challenges women still face today is vital to our young women's ability to see where they are headed, the obstacles in their way and the goals they can reach.
The goal of creating women with healthy a self-image is also absolutely imperative to the future of all the nations of the world. As Lucretia Mott stated: 'The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation, because in the degradation of women, the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source.'
http://www.IdeasForWomen.com is owned and maintained by Trisha Moore. She also maintains a blog on the site that discusses News and Issues of interest to women.
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