It is Women’s History Month and the 8th is International Womens Day! I have been planning some special features for the site for it.
Why do we need to remember women’s history and issues?
Because many women before us struggled for many years just to have the right to vote, to be able to own property and to have many other basic rights.
And because even now in many parts of the world women still do not have the basic rights that all people are entitled to.
In India some women are still burned to death because the groom’s family didn’t think her dowry was good enough. Many women who have been raped in middle eastern and persian gulf countries are killed by their family to ‘preserve the family’s honor’. And female genital mutilation is still common in some African countries.
We represent half the population – and yet many of us still have a long ways to go before we will be treated as equals to men.
Please spend some time this month appreciating the rights you do have and thinking of ways to improve the conditions for women elsewhere. If you have a blog, the 8th is also ‘Blog Against Sexism Day’ – for more information see: Blog Against Sexism Day.
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