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Women’s Day Blog Posts

8 Mar

Here is a list of posts that I was moved by today:

-http://femmegenius.com/2014/03/08/there-is-no-word-for-feminist-in-my-language/

-http://peaceloveetrees.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/international-womens-day/

-http://sanjuktamoorthy.com/2014/03/08/8-women-who-made-the-world-a-better-place-in-2014-reblog/

-http://aliteraturelife.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/girl-power/

-http://polkadotequality.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/happy-international-womens-day/

-http://samanthagray9.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/women-you-should-know/

-http://oliviahcarr.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/happy-international-womens-day/

-http://neonanomaly.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/best-female-characters-tv/

-http://vixenswithconvictions.com/2014/03/08/women-are-born-equal-but-everywhere-they-are-in-chains-adapted-from-rousseau/

-http://todayinhistoryblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/march-8th-1911-international-womens-day-launched/

-http://rosemina.com/2014/03/08/happy-international-womens-day/

-http://halcyonfields.net/2014/03/08/international-womens-day-whos-genuine/

-http://thefwordya.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/feminist-principles-gender-roles-harm-everyone/

And PS, right now I’m watching GI Jane which is very on-the-nose today, but I’m totally loving it, and totally infuriated/inspired by it.

 

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An Under-Rated Holiday: Women’s Day

8 Mar

Happy Women’s Day!  Did you even know there WAS such a thing?  I like everything this day stands for and try to at least think about it every year.  And so should you.

Mother Jones

I wanted to write a thoughtful post about the history, the struggles, and the future of the women’s movement and feminism in general.  Alas, I am busy being a feminist and pursuing higher education so I can one day use my clinical doctorate to make a difference in the world.  If my to-do list is on-track, I may post a synopsis of some of the Native American women I’ve been reading about, later on today.

I also wanted to have a women’s day project of some sort:  Write a letter to a politician, volunteer for a female-related cause, DO something to further the cause of the forgotten gender.  Maybe tomorrow (today now) I can take some time from audiometry, grad school application procedures, and house-sitting and do something like that.

Sally Ride

What I can do (quickly) is suggest some reading you, my dear-readers, should follow up on to get educated/motivated:

Egalia’s Daughters

The Red Tent

The Triangle Fire

The Beauty Myth

Backlash

and right now before bed I’m reading Wise Women:  The Forgotten World of Native American Women Trailblazers (or something to that effect).

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/62.Best_Feminist_Books

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