International Women’s Day 2010

 

Woman must not accept; she must challenge.
She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her;
she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.

~ Margaret Sanger ~

 

 8th March marks ‘International Women’s Day’; some countries have declared it a national holiday. Today women all over the world celebrate our triumphs in a male dominated society and embrace the struggles yet to conquer.

Thousands or should I say millions of women each day do remarkable things but are never recognized for their achievements. So today we acknowledge them all, including our mothers, sisters, aunts and next door neighbors. Why because every woman has a story to tell and every woman’s story is remarkable.

The theme for this year is equal rights, equal opportunities and progress for all. Last year, the International Committee of the Red Cross informed us that health care for women is often ignored. Which is very true considering that the US Preventative Services has changed there screening for mammograms from 40 to 50 years of age and the frequency is no longer every year…but every two years. I know women around the world are still fighting for equality, but just when you think progress has been made. We get thrown back another century. So today is our day…to be thankful for  ‘ALL’ the things we have achieved.

So as I continue to blog about the injustices we face…..Please continue to stay educated…Please continue to make a change and enjoy your International Women’s Day. 

Remember Madame C.J Walker. Remember Amelia Earhart. Remember Helen Keller. Remember Joycelyn Harrison.

 

One Love.

 

 For more information on International Women’s Day please visit http://www.womenforwomen.org and http://www.internationalwomensday.com/ 

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