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Picture of the Day. An Iranian woman holds up her hands painted with a gender equality slogan. Unknown date.
Hope you all had a lovely International Women’s Day!
Photo Credit: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA. Via.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked 11 women from different countries to choose one reason we should celebrate this year.
• From the US: Jessica Valenti - let’s celebrate the backlash against sexism
• From Egypt: Adhaf Souef - let’s celebrate the women of Egypt’s revolution
• From India: Mari Marcel Thekaekara - let’s celebrate Indian women being more visible than ever
• From Sudan: Lubna Hussein - let’s celebrate the women of Sudan’s Nuba mountains
• From China: Lijia Zhan - let’s celebrate China leading the world in wealthy self-made women
• From Afghanistan: Orzala Ashraf Nemat - let’s celebrate Afghanistan’s grassroots activists
• From Norway: Maria Reinertsen - let’s celebrate more dad time for kids in Norway
• From Chile: Catalina May - let’s celebrate a belated discission about women’s rights in Chile
• From the UK: Anna Bird - let’s celebrate a new energy among UK feminist activists
• From Russia: Natalia Antonova - let’s celebrate women taking on the government
• From Saudi Arabia: Eman Al Nafjan - let’s celebrate the Saudi women’s driving campaign
Photographs: Reuters; Phil Moore for the Guardian; Manish Swarup/AP; AP; Janine Wiedel/Alam; AFP/Getty Images; David Wong/AP; AP
Today in Ramallah, West Bank: Palestinian women marked International Women’s Day by protesting against Israeli occupation before getting dispersed by water canons.
It’s International Women’s Day. Happy ceiling-shattering.
… it is shameful that there are so few women in science… In China there are many, many women in physics. There is a misconception in America that women scientists are all dowdy spinsters. This is the fault of men. In Chinese society, a woman is valued for what she is, and men encourage her to accomplishments yet she remains eternally feminine.
Chien-Shiung Wu (simplified Chinese: 吴健雄; traditional Chinese: 吳健雄)
(My two cents to the International Women’s Day, It’s not much, but is more than nothing)
“The World Health Organization estimates that of the nearly 150,000 people already perishing around the world each year because of climate change, nearly 90% are children. And the threats for children, and thus for women, are continuing to mount. More frequent and longer droughts will lead to food shortages for millions, and particularly those in poverty. Similarly, extreme storms and rising sea levels threaten drinking water supplies for millions worldwide. For women, this means traveling further and working even harder to provide for the basic needs of their families and communities.
These climate-related pressures aren’t unique to poor women living in developing countries. Here in the United States, the same social dynamics apply and women are overwhelmingly responsible for caregiving. Here, too, the changing climate is a growing liability to our families’ health.
Read the rest at Green Fudge