Happy Women’s Day.
I don’t know about you, but I had not previously heard so much about International Women’s Day before this year. Perhaps in large part to the recent politicized news about women’s rights, health, and the increase in social media sharing with Twitter, facebook, and blogs, the news is just easier to access?
There were protests in Turkey and around the world to remind people of all nations that women are still treated unfairly to a large extent.
Perhaps the most interesting article I found was from Alternet.org, which discusses the increased awareness towards the sexist and anti-women messages coming out of recent Republican debates.
Of course, this increased awareness in America about our own problems is a good thing, but as the article points out, there are women who are still suffering around the world as a result of inequality, subjection, patriarchy, and lack of adequate healthcare access.
This holiday interests me, and am eager for your thoughts about it.
What is your favorite or least favorite thing about Women’s Day? Do you see it as problematic in any way, as a necessary celebration, as your favorite day of the year?
Look forward to hearing from you,