What we missed: International Women’s Day

(poster by Favianna Rodriguez)

It’s International Women’s Day–a nice reminder that every other day must be International Men’s Day! Oh, wait…that’s not the point.

At Feministing, everyday is International Women’s Day. But on this day, let’s think about how much women around the world are kicking ass–whether it be on the steps of Virginia’s capital, in the Philippines or online. If today is about raising awareness about the ruthless war on women’s rights, world-wide, and the many battles ahead–I’m all for it.

Please put links to actions, write-ups, blog posts and anything else you want to share for IWD, today and beyond.

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  1. Posted March 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    I found this AMAZING video that is a parody of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance, rewritten as the story of women’s suffrage in the U.S.A. I love love love it, with the caveat of all the actors being entirely white. (Seriously?! Diversity fail. Everything else is so well done, really.)

  2. Posted March 8, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Some may not be aware that a calendar has been published commemorating the struggles of Egyptian blogger Aliaa Elmahdy, who defied authorities and posted a nude photo of herself on her blog, daring the government to prosecute her for it. Now the #NakedPhotoRevolutionaries calendar is available from a link at the following (non-sex) URL: http://tinyurl.com/7tcnrfy

  3. Posted March 8, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Permalink
    • Posted March 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

      Oops – sorry about the excessive linkage – still having trouble with html

  4. Posted March 9, 2012 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    If you live in Georgia and are frustrated by the current attacks on reproductive rights, I have an event for you! Y’all should attend the Walk in My Shoes, Hear Our Voice circle around the GA State Capitol next Monday. For more details, visit http://www.hearourvoice.org.

  5. Posted March 9, 2012 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    Isnt the debate all about wether tax money should be spent on contraceptions and abortions? As long as tax money is involved with either, it will persist as a hot topic among politicians and what if a hard stance against abortion is the ticket to whatever position you run for?

    • Posted March 9, 2012 at 11:34 am | Permalink

      The debate is about the government requiring insurance companies to cover contraception. The simplified version: one side says birth control is a preventative medicine, ergo it should be covered (as seen with the flu shot) vs. a religious organization such as a church should not required to pay for insurance that will pay for something they are against (i.e. birth control).

      • Posted March 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

        There you have it, if abortion becomes goverment buisness, it will persist as a political playball. Better to educate women to save up money for an abortion just in case and to get that too later.

  6. Posted March 10, 2012 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    Everyone should check out http://www.UniteWomen.org/ there is going to be a HUGE womens rights march at least 1 in every state. CA has 2! Please check it out and get involved!!

  7. Posted March 10, 2012 at 2:08 am | Permalink

    My friend put me on to this wonderful video about Grace Hopper: “A navy admiral and math whiz, she taught computers to talk.”

  8. Posted March 10, 2012 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Jeez, can we stop trying to “reclaim” the word “pussy?” It’s an offensive, disgusting, degrading term and it will never be anything else. I’m sick of seeing it on posters and books by self-identified feminists.

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