“I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.” -Marlene Dietrich, Hollywood Actress who stepped on the red carpet wearing men’s clothing.
Marlene Dietrich’s simple fashion statement back in the 1930’s is just one of the many subtle yet powerful actions that revolutionized women’s image in society. From Gloria Steinem to Emma Watson, women have been empowering others throughout the years and continue to inspire. March is National Women’s History Month; a month dedicated to celebrating the contributions women have made to society. This month, the Gladeo League will be focusing on the femme fatales who have influenced history by breaking barriers like gender norms, and the major events that took place which spark the revolutionary movement.
Gladeo is a strong believer in gender equality. Our very own Tiffany Gonzales, Mahal Williams, and Rachel Gorgas will be the content curators this month, giving our readers inspirational content about this important month. Our social media administrators will also be using #WomensHistoryMonth on social media to post inspirational quotes from strong and influential women through history.
Although progress has been made throughout the years, gender inequality is still an issue in society. Statistics show that women to this day still get paid less than men, are still being held to traditional family roles, and are still expected to fit into one category to maintain their feminine image. We invite you to join us every week as our content curators celebrate and illustrate the stories of the strong women and historical events that shaped women's roles today.
Tiffany Gonzales, Head Scribe and Women’s History Month Content Curator
Mahal Williams, Head Producer and Women’s History Month Content Curator