Today is International Women’s Day, which George W. Bush has already celebrated by lying about the status of Iraqi women. It is also Blog Against Sexism Day; a list of participating blogs can be found here.
Bella Abzug once said:
They used to give us a day–it was called International Women’s Day. In 1975 they gave us a year, the Year of the Woman. Then from 1975 to 1985 they gave us a decade, the Decade of the Woman. I said at the time, who knows, if we behave they may let us into the whole thing. Well, we didn’t behave and here we are.
For many, International Women’s Day is either a nice commemoration or just another liberal plot. Its real purpose, however, is to call attention to the need for equality and justice among all people.