“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” Gloria Steinem
Since 1911, people the world over have been celebrating International Women’s day on March 8th as a day to celebrate the economic, social and political achievements of women and to highlight the work that still needs to be done to ensure full equality. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.
To learn more about events going on around the world you can check out the International Women’s Day site .
Can’t make it to an event? Neither can I, as I will be shuffling my kids to and from school and making sure that all of the aspects of my family’s life get take care of.
I would like to suggest on super easy way to celebrate, one that takes very little effort.
Choose tomorrow to be positive towards the women in your life–whether the women in your family, the women in your community or simply the ones you pass by in the street.
Choose to do your part to lessen the negativity.
Unfortunately, these days, it seems that one of the biggest enemies towards women’s advancement is other women.
Choose not to roll your eyes at the mother in the school elevator who snaps at her kid.
Hold the door for that women who is juggling the double stroller that you may think is too big for the aisles of the supermarket.
Don’t question why your friend who has been married for umpteen years hasn’t chosen to have children.
Try to spend an entire day not thinking about Marissa Meyer.
Take 5 minutes and raise a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a baby bottle and cheer on the women of the world.
Celebrate for a moment and continue to be great.