We here at Loose Muse celebrate woman’s rights every day of the year, 24/7. But we like it even more when everyone else joins in. How did you bang your drum for the inspirational women in your life today?
Here’s a run down of the best online articles about International Woman’s Day.
The Guardian’s Helen Lewis looks at their pick for the ten ‘best’ feminists to think about when considering how far women’s rights have come. Despite the fact that we find the use of the word ‘best’ problematical, it’s a fun look at some of the women who have pushed women’s rights forward, even those who ‘are inconvenient, exasperating – or sometimes just wrong.’
Ooooh. ‘Slebs who turned out to show solidarity on IWD. See Annie Lennox, Paloma Faith, Made in Dagenham actress Gemma Arterton and BBC Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney donning their Suffragette sashes.
The state of women’s rights around the world – at a glance. Did you know that women perform 66% of the world’s work and produce 50% of the food? And that they earn just 10% of incomes and own 1% of the property globally? Food for thought.
These gorgeous images are of women who inspired seven of National Geographic‘s finest photographers.
Till next time, here’s to celebrating and supporting the women in your life who are brave, inspirational, powerful and awe-inspiring.
Lots of love,
Sara-Mae, Agnes and Chikodi.