Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Women's Day

Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day.  This day was created in Copenhagen and celebrated in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland.  Today it is recognized throughout the world.  It is a day to celebrate how far women have come and to discuss how to improve the future.  It is also a day to commemorate the amazing women that came before us and to fight for the women that are on their way.

I urge you to check out 150 Women Who Shake the World.  It features short bios of amazing women from Oprah, to Marina Pisklakova-Parker, who created a crisis clinic to help battered women in Russia, to Hou Yifan, the youngest-ever women's world chess champion.

On the first International Women's Day, over a million women AND men rallied for women's causes.  Today it remains a day for all of us to recognize that the world will be a better place when all people are treated with the dignity, respect, and freedom that is our birth right.

Song of the Day
Today's song is Whitney Houston's I'm Every Woman.

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