Thanks to Google’s International Women’s Day doodle I did some quick and almost perfunctory research about a day that I think I should know about…but didn’t. Should I feel bad that as a woman I wasn’t aware of International Women’s Day? Should I just accept that there are soooo many movements for the protection, equality and representation of women (me)…that this one slipped through the crack? Am I overthinking it as I have a tendency to do (which I’ve been told…many times…LOL!)?
Maybe I shouldn’t feel guilty at all. Maybe I should be a little sad that once again I am tossed into a special needs group. Irritated that for every aspect of my being there is a cause (equal pay, mothers in charge, domestic violence support, women of color united, professional women’s associations/networks….and on and on). Each cause generating a new movement that is necessary to just exist as a person in peace (in the US and abroad) on a level playing field.
Aaaahhh – I’ll just chalk it up to the fact that there are many organizations, movements and dedicated days…and this one didn’t get snagged into my knowledge net. Soooo I did the responsible thing to get more info….I googled (you’re welcome)! And here I share with you what I have learned about International Women’s Day. Share with us your #OneDayIWill in honor of this day as I continue to broaden my horizon of knowledge Under my Brim
About International Women’s Day (8 March)
Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women’s network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women’s Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.
“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,” says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. International Women’s Day is all about celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action – whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for over a century – and is growing annually from strength to strength. Source: www.internationalwomensdayInternational