Rising up: Women will march on to remember their history


North Wind Staff

A woman plays a variety of roles in life. Whether it’s a mother, daughter or sister, these things have not changed since the beginning; however, it is fair, through evident history and personal confrontation, that the idea of the woman was once diminished and viewed as the weaker sex in societal comprehension.

In recent years, women have gained momentum in coming together from around the world in several locations to share their stories. They celebrate how far they’ve come to fight against an incorrect image society has painted to create something new: who they really are, like military officers, doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, scientists.

Many women attend their local marches, and some even travel further for large gatherings of thousands in major cities. Being a woman means something different to everyone. But those definitions don’t get to define the importance women bring to everyday life. Their contributions to enforcing equality acceptance spans across Earth’s surface.

Standing up for what you believe in is one of the most honest and simple ways to create change in a community. Specifically here in Marquette, our local women’s march welcomes all to attend, march and continue voicing belonging. The event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18.

At the end of the day, we’re all humans and hold a life of value, potential and impact. We can, and should, choose to use what we do to help those around us. Despite individual differences, we are one in the same.