Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Women's Day 2011!

Today is the 100th anniversary of the International Women's Day. If you don't know what this holiday represents, here is some basic information:
When:  Tuesday 8 March 2011

Where: Everywhere
What:   International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday.
Why:   Suffragettes campaigned for women's right to vote. The word 'Suffragette' is derived from the word "suffrage" meaning the right to vote. International Women's Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women's success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. The first International Women's Day event was run in 1911. 2011 is the Global Centenary Year.
Make sure you congratulate the women in your life (I'm congratulating my mother, my sister and my niece today. I'd congratulate female coworkers were we not on spring break.) 

Happy Women's Day, everybody!

1 comment:

Canukistani said...

The CBC just did a documentary on feminists called "The F word. Who wants to be a feminist?"