The history of IWD may be surprising. It began in NYC on March 8, 1909 and was organized by the Socialist Party of America to advocate in particular for "working" women. It remained a prominent day among communist and socialist organizations, parties and countries until the United Nations adopted it in 1977. Since then, it has been adopted by many different countries across political spectrums, and has been used as a platform to shed light on issues disproportionately affecting women and girls globally - such as displacement, poverty, gender-based violence and economic inaccessibility.
"Politics" and "politicization" are two very different things, and right now we've reached peak "politicization." Let's just all take a second, and step back from the edge.
The question is, how far are we willing to sacrifice our ideals, beliefs, and morals in the name of safety from an enemy that may-or-may not be imminent? Last I checked, more Americans die from heart disease, cancer and suicide than terror-attacks. Where are the executive orders on those issues?
Maya Angelou’s poem, “Still I Rise” written in 1978 has served as a call for women to find strength within themselves to overcome oppression, violence, and intolerance. We will rise.
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These 4 moments during Wednesday morning's press conference, are indications of what President-elect Trump's time in the White House will (most likely) look like. When Trump's attorney, Sheri Dillon, evoked Rockefeller's conflict-of-interest as VP to allude that Trump's business operations are... Continue Reading →
"It is not perhaps, so very surprising that the War at first seemed to me an infuriating personal interruption rather than a world-wide catastrophe." V.B.