International Womens Day

1 Why International Women’s Day is mostly good, and Tom is mostly wrong

International Women’s Day’s roots are planted in the 20th century American women’s liberation movement (though women around the world are part of early and pre-dated machinations, to be sure). It is, at its core, connected to a sense of grassroots movement bubbling-over of outrage. It is the culmination of “we’ve had enough of this bullshit.”

0 Is International Women’s Day good for women?

I’m not a big fan of International or National Anything Days. I’m not convinced that these arbitrary calendric celebrations necessarily do all that much to improve public understanding and recognition of the issues being celebrated.

0 A century of women’s days: What to celebrate and what not to

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a celebration of women born out of the early 20th-century labor and suffragette movements. Given its original socialist worker underpinnings, it’s perhaps no surprise this day is more widely celebrated in Europe and elsewhere than it has been in the U.S.…

0 The need to “girl up” our approach to development

There’s a lot of talk these days about focusing on the needs of women and young girls when it comes to foreign aid, development and global health. As was noted recently by Unicef, and reported in the Guardian, the needs of teenagers and adolescents are generally neglected when it comes…