The 8th of March is a historic and memorable day for women’s rights. This celebration has origin and patterns by an incident referring to workers. Up to now, there are two sides explaining this celebration as there is a story outlining Russian women’s revolution and the incident of workers in a textile industry in New York city.
More to this, in February of 1909, an event for women’s voting rights took place by Women’s National Committee of the American Socialist Party. This day was designated in honor of the 1908 Garment workers’ strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions. In 1910, the second International Conference of Working Women decided the 8th of March to be a Women’s Day under the slogan “The vote for women will unit our strength in the struggle for socialism”.
During 19th and early 21st century the psychology of women has developed according to the social and professional status and concerns of women. It was not until the late 1800’s that the scientific psychology in Western Europe and North America triggered a broad overview of developments through 21st century. It is a fact, that psychology was at first based on sex differences and the underlying predetermined social roles. Political, epistemological, methodological development changed the perception of women and gender encompassing the diverse interests of its increasing practitioners and constituents.
The role of woman in society has been greatly overlooked in the last few decades, but now is coming to a greater awareness of individuals. Initially, women were seen as wives mothers and householders. They were not allowed to vote, while men were responsible for the income resolutions. Soon enough it caught on that women should have a vital role in society as equal as men, as well as, sex discriminations concerning professions should be downgraded. Last, through revolutions and incidents, women have improved their lifestyles in terms to their role in society over the past few decades.
Happy Woman’s Day !
Angeliki Arvanitidou, Georgia Batsouli, Katerina Christodoulaki, Euanthia-Eleni DeJongste, Georgia Gkerki, Katarina Limperatos, IST/Limerick students of BSc(Hons) Psychology