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Happy International Women’s Day

Jot and Go notebook from Ivylanedesigns

On March 8, 1911 International Women’s Day was founded through events in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. With roots in the feminist and socialist movements of the time, IWD was envisioned as a day in which women across the globe could simultaneously press their demands for equality and social justice. Today marks the one hundredth International Woman’s day; celebrations and events are happening across the globe.

Feminist T Pinky by BiasDesignLLC

While many people today see International Women’s Day as an opportunity celebrate the achievements of women rather than as an international day of feminist action, the IWD website reminds us that the “unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men.” This is not to negate the many positive changes that have happened in women’s lives in many places, but rather to acknowledge that those changes did not and will not come about without the active struggle of people about true gender equality and justice. So for this international women’s day, I call on all of us to celebrate the power of women working together to create more just societies, where ever they happen to be.

“Contribution” Oil painting by Eekah

One thought on “Happy International Women’s Day

  1. Thanks for such an informative post. I'm 50 and we've come a long way in my lifetime but we have a long long way to go. LOVE “contribution” by Eekah. And love the rest of your blog.

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