Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. It has been observed annually in the United States during the month of March since President Ronald Reagan declared it in 1987.

One of the most common questions I receive when drawing attention to women’s history celebrations is, “what about men’s history month?” “When do we celebrate men’s day?” I’m usually stumped when I get a question like this because the answer is obvious to me, and since I assume the question is meant to belittle my efforts my first reaction tends to be defensive. Instead, I’d like to assume this year that whoever is asking this question is sincere and so my response in turn should be thoughtful.  

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