Our Loose Blogging Consortium topic this week has been chosen by Gaelikaa
Last weekend bikehikebabe, an avid reader of my blog and many others, sent me an email with a video link. Later in the day I watched it and it struck a chord like a dagger in me. I pondered the best way of sharing it with you. Still thinking… I looked at my calendar to see what commitments I had for the next month. As Ramana would say “My Muse worked” and I found the inspiration. Today’s topic Late & International Women’s Day.
The annual celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day is held on 8th March. This year it falls on a Tuesday and will be the Centenary (1911 – 2011). If I wait until then to blog about it, the day will be almost over for some of my readers. Since I abhor being late I decided to blog about it today.
The focus in different regions ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements. The original political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner.
Alas, not all countries treat their women with respect and this is where I introduce the video sent by bikehikebabe. There are no gory pictures, just plain speaking. Please watch it.
These women are our mothers, sisters, cousins or daughters.
Have we left it too late?