Posts tagged "international womens day"

China’s 5 Arrested Feminist Activists Have Been Released From Custody

The five Chinese feminist activists who were arrested in the days leading up to International Women’s Day for handing out brochures about sexual harassment have been freed from custody.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 13, 2015

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Pregnant Women In UPS Case

Peggy Young wins in court, Rebecca Martinson’s “cunt punt” email inspires performance art and Gloria Steinem gives Black women their due, in Today’s Lady News…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 25, 2015

The US Presbyterian Church Now Recognizes Gay Marriage

Woohoo, another victory for gay rights!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

Amnesty International: Iranian Women Are Being Made Into “Baby-Making Machines”

An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.”…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 11, 2015

UN Report Finds 35 Percent Of Women Worldwide Have Experience Sexual Or Physical Violence

A new United Nations report finds that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced sexual and/or physical violence.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 9, 2015

New Ad Campaign Erases Women From Media To Prove Gender Inequality

Unveiled yesterday on International Women’s Day, this new video, called “Not There” by the No Ceilings Project, shows the ways in which women are still not fairly reflected in terms of leadership, media representation, and more. The video shows various recognizable ad campaigns, minus the visual presence of the famous women who were originally i…

By: Katrin Higher / March 9, 2015

Happy International Women’s Day!

Countries around the world are celebrating International Women’s Day today and for good reason. It has been 106 years since the first International Women’s Day, which occurred in New York City in 1909 and was created after the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union had gone on strike. People saw the need for women to march…

By: Katrin Higher / March 8, 2015

Annie Lennox Talks About Women’s Rights, Manages To Take A Pass-Aggro Dig At Beyoncé Again

Annie Lennox wrote a post today enumerating the various ways in which women, globally, are at a disadvantage to men, why we need feminism, and why International Women’s Day — coming up this Sunday, March 8 — is worth celebrating.

And her facts are true, and they’re important. But then, check this out:…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 7, 2015

Italian Town Gives Pregnant Women & New Moms Their Own Parking Spaces

Women’s rights activists in Italy are supposedly upset that the town of Corinaldo has widened and repainted hundreds of parking spaces as pink to signify they are for pregnant women and new moms. The wider, moms-only parking spaces were debuted for International Women’s Day last Friday. But the UK’s Sun newspaper quotes feminist activists pointing…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2013

17 Scandalous Women In History

This International Women’s Day, it’s important. to pay tribute to the commendable women who’ve made a difference for the better — but what about the bad girls in history, who are notorious for their sexy, shocking, and sinister deeds? Here are 15 scandalous women who have become legendary for everything from stripping to having lesbia…

By: Tres Sugar / March 8, 2013

Lather Up And Help Educate Women In Africa

As you may or may not already know, March 8th marks 102 years of International Women’s Day. The official United Nations theme for 2013 is “A Promise is a Promise: Time for Action to End Violence Against Women,” so you better believe we’ll be drinking to that. There are a number of ways to get…

By: Rachel Krause / March 8, 2013

20 Ways To Celebrate International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! Politicians are currently busy waging war on women, but I have to say, I’ve never felt more proud to be female. We may have a rough road ahead of us, but this is our time to band together and show the world our power. Let’s start today. Here are 20 ways–big…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 8, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Happy Feminist Coming Out Day!

In addition to today being International Women’s Day, today is the also first-ever National Feminist Coming Out day! If you’d like, please share with us in the comments why you’re proud to be a woman and/or why you call yourself a feminist. [Feministing, Feminist Coming Out Day]
Meet the five most pathetic female film character…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2011

James Bond In Drag

Did you know that today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day? To celebrate, Daniel Craig has put on a wrap dress, heels, pearls and blonde wig for this public service announcement, which Dame Judy Dench—his James Bond co-star—narrates. “For someone who has such a fondness for women, I wonder if you’ve ever…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 8, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Happy International Women’s Day!

For International Women’s Day, The New York Times questions which countries worldwide are the best for women and discovers the United States isn’t listed in the top 10 on four different lists! [New York Times]
For the first time ever, Washington, D.C., will distribute 500,000 female condoms for free in areas of the city…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2010

Check This Out: YSL/UNIFEM For Women’s Anti-Violence Campaign

Happy International Women’s Day! (Congrats on having a vagina. And on being generally awesome. And so much more.)

If this all crept up on you, and you’re stuck behind your desk all day, here’s a quick and easy way to lend your support to the female community—sign your name on the Yves Saint

By: Leonora Epstein / March 8, 2010