Today marks the 99Th anniversary of the first International Women’s Day celebration.
This celebration a bitter sweet reminder of how far women’s-and human’s rights – have come, but how incredibly far each cause has to go. The political climate in America, no matter how degrading and absurdly disgusting to women, is no where near as terrible as that in other parts of the world. Social and political injustices are not the only issues women , children and other subordinated groups face. Health and access to fair health services are one of the most dire issues of my generation, but what are we doing about that?
But I guess I wont get caught up in the negatives. Today more women are going to college, working, raising families as “heads of the household” than ever before. Women can obtain a divorce, degree, buy a house or a plane ticket without a husband’s or “protector”‘s consent . Women are world leaders, teachers , business owners and athletes. The movement has certainly come a long way.
Happy International Women’s Day
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