While the achievments of women should
be celebrated throughout the year as much as mens are, it's a sad fact that they are not, which is why International Womens Day is still important in my opinion, one day to celebrate all this does admittedly seem quite patronising, but it's an opportunity that should be seized and used to highlight the great things women have done, are
doing, and the various causes and movements striving for real
equality.I'd like to see this thread used by people to talk about women they admire, who they are, why they look up to them etc. and to bring peoples attention to causes & movements around the world looking to end the patriarchy, or to just share their thoughts on the whole thing.
For the moment I'd just like to bring two feminist campaigns (which I may have posted before elsewhere on the board at some point) to everyones attention :The Everyday Sexism Project
which can make for pretty depressing reading, but as a male, I found it quite eye opening.No More Page 3
This is a campaign possibly more relevant to this side of the "pond", but it is an effort to remove the topless women from page 3 of the tabloid newspaper "The Sun", a paper that describes itself as a "family newspaper", I'm pretty sure breasts are not news...Origins of International Womens Day
and I'll just leave you for now with this : Til Victory
Oh! I almost forgot : Women of Goth.net I salute you!