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By Ashley Parmer

“Okay, ladies, now let’s get in formation.”  This line from Beyonce’s anthem is for all women, especially this month. March is Women’s History Month, and it’s time we recognize our power.

Throughout history, Women have had to suffer many hardships to find their place in society. Human beings, who birthed the world, were seen as invisible and not worthy. But after sometime, we gained our voice and a vote, thanks to the women’s suffrage movement.

Decades later, women went from handling the home to dominating the workplace.  In 2014, they represent 51 percent of professional and technical occupations, according to the Department for Professional Employees. They further mention that “75 percent of all those employed in the education and health services industry were women.”

And now they are more likely to go to college then men. According to the Bureau Labor of Statistics, women represent almost “60 percent of all bachelor’s degrees, 60 percent of new master’s degrees, around 50 percent of all law and medical degrees, and 42 percent of all M.B.A.s.”

But at some point when women began to “run the world,” their self-esteem dwindled. They gave their power to likes on social media. They want their bodies to be like a supermodel, but their brains to be filled with reality television.  Instead of uplifting, they put down their sisters. While I know that some ambitious women still exist, what has happened to the rest of them?

Women have to remember the strides that have been made on their behalf and keep moving towards greatness. Women can do anything they put their mind to. History has proven that women can be astronauts, soldiers, and even a presidential candidate.

This is no longer “a man’s world”, and “a real man can’t deny a women’s worth.” So ladies, “let’s get in formation.”

A Senior Mass Communications student with a concentration in Marketing, Editor-in-Chief Shayla Simmons is a native Marylander. Self-identifies her editorial writing to be her strongsuit with topics ranging from politics to social issues to pop culture commentary.

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