Today is the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day! For a century women have been celebrated on March 8 around the world. This is nothing short of amazing! Over the past 100 years we have come a long way as a gender but we still have a heap of work ahead of us. I can sit here and talk about all of the problems facing women around the world today, but I'm good. When I start talking about issues oppressing women I get all upset, I start frowning and going off and I feel like crap. I'm not trying to be funny but I don't want to go there today. I'm going to keep it positive. Let's celebrate women's accomplishments instead! In the good old US of A we can work, we can vote, we can attend any school our heart desires! *Toast* Women's sports are highly recognized (shout out to THE Ohio State University Women's Basketball team on their 3rd straight Big Ten Tournament Championship!), heck we can go to Mars if we want to! *Toast* As women we don't waste time, we make things happen!
Today find a way to celebrate the ladies in your city. Here in Columbus, OH there will be an event starting at 6pm. Click here for more information! Another notable celebration is the Join Women on the Bridge event. Columbus, OH isn't apart of this :-(, but if you're in Cincinnati you can celebrate IWD on the purple bridge! If you aren't in Ohio, go to the IWD website for a listing of world wide events.
How will you celebrate IWD? Donate to an organization that benefits women. Heck, join an organization! Why not! Workout with a lady! Buy a lady a drink! Look, whatever you decide to do today is great, as long as you do something!
What woman/women have inspired you lately?