Friday, March 8, 2013

Happy International Women's Day

The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights" Gloria Steinem

International Women's day should be a day to celebrate for women around the world. Every woman is a leader in her own right and women need to be proud of the steps they are taking to make the world a better place. Here are some links to sites that are celebrating this day

Today is a day to honour the work of generations who have made change to make our world what it is today. And today women can celebrate the work they are all doing to make things better for the women of tomorrow.

There is still a lot to take on- gender violence, equal rights, cultural "norms" that place girls and women behind men. Voting rights, control of money, property ownership, health care, and access to birth control options are all works in progress. These are just a few of the issues, but there’s a lot of work in progress.

To the women in my life, I hope that you will never underestimate yourself. Take an oath to understand your own power. Innocence is cute, but ignorance is a crime. Understand that you are special. You have special powers. You know that. Don't allow hatred touch you. Celebrate yourself. Be proud of who you are and what you have and will accomplish. I salute you, and your spirit.

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