Happy International Women’s Day!

It’s International Women’s Day, and I’m working with UN Women to help spread the word. Michelle Bachelet has issued a call to end violence against women world-wide, and UN Women has released a lovely song from 25 artists around the world:

What are you all reading / doing on IWD?


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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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3 Responses to Happy International Women’s Day!

  1. Happy International Women’s Day!!

    • You know the song is nice but don’t you wish that the money had gone into something, I don’t know, tangible or real. There is such a long way to go especially in the Global South we stand in solidarity with those women – where feminism is a very, very real thing, people in the west might think that feminism has already achieved its aims (which we haven’t) – and of course we have had a large measure of success – but our sisters in the south have to deal with the very real oppression, exploitation, physical harm and sadly sometimes death on a daily basis – feminism for them is everything and we cannot forget that.

  2. jemima101 says:

    I was going to go to event, but youngest sprained arm yesterday, so instead i wrote about something that had been bothering me for a while, the erasure of working class women from some feminist narratives. Now i want to write the book!

    http://itsjustahobby.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/standing-on-the-shoulders-of-giants-a-post-for-international-womens-day/

    But a post by the co author of the blog has made me smile hugely, cos allies are awesome and we need more men like this

    http://itsjustahobby.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/vicky-pryce-and-feminism/

    And since we are getting musical,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdI5eomL5Qo

    Happy International Womens Day all

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