The term birthday refers to a remarkable event in human life in which an individual celebrates the day he/she was born. It can also be defined as the annual anniversary of the day in which an individual was born. It is prudent to note that an individual birthday may be marked with an important event like Christmas day among others. This paper aims at examining an event which took place during the author’s birthday and which is always celebrated the same day the author was born.
One important event which is always commemorated along with my birthday is about the thirteen psychologists women who met at Manhattan apartment of Alice Bryan. The main reason for this meeting was to arrange for a national union which its main aim was to promote the employment of women psychologists in the government during the war time. This took place in 11th November 1941.
An attempt to spearhead the employment of women psychologist in government during war time was because of the exclusion of women by the all-male Emergency Committee in psychology that had been earlier in 1940. This committee excluded women from its plans. The exclusion of women from the committee was considered gender biasness and therefore the women found it prudent to fight for their inclusion into the committee because they believed they too had the required qualifications just like the men who had been appointed.
Personally, I believe that what the committee did was not right. In order to take care of the gender balance, it was necessary that some women be included in the committee. Therefore, the total exclusion of women from the committee can be considered to be total gender discrimination. Being that also these women were qualified, they could have been subject to equal chances of employment. However, I fully recommend the women for fighting tirelessly to ensure that they are included in the committee.