International Women’s Day is a very misunderstood holiday. The intention of this day is to celebrate women, to appreciate them and give them power in which we continue to lack from many societies, internationally. The theme for International Women’s Day this year (March eighth) is wearing the color purple and promoting #PressforProgress. The hashtag #PressforProgress can be found on Twitter; this hashtag was created to raise awareness about the hardships women continue to face. Women are still relentlessly fighting against:
The gender pay gap
Sexual harassment and assault
Their right to an abortion
Their right to free or untaxed birth control since men can receive free or untaxed Viagra
Being treated as property (in foreign countries)
Some women in other countries do not receive nearly as much freedom as American women — but some freedom is still no freedom at all
While women continue to fight these never-ending battles with society, we are not giving up. If you’re looking for some ways to spend International Women’s Day, there are quite a few things to do. Of course, giving flowers to a special women in your life or a complete stranger is nice, but since this day has expanded from the first Women’s Day celebration in the early 1900s, there is now more ways to celebrate. This year, you can join us to raise awareness and make progress.
World-class keynote speakers will be discussing and presenting seminars in moving forward with #PressforProgress. Food and music will be provided
March 10th, 2018
From 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Holiday Inn Dallas-Fort Worth
Free event but must register
These are some local events I found on Eventbrite and Facebook, however, there are so many more events celebrating this great day throughout the world. There are so many opportunities to be able to educate yourself and celebrate International Women’s Day, take advantage of it! If you can’t make an event, BBC will be hosting their “BBC 100 Women” program that will showcase 100 inspirational stories from women around the world. If we want to continue making progress and keep moving forward in the world, we must educate ourselves and raise awareness.
By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor As another International Women’s Day nears, Instagram is as hot as ever with everyone and their mother’s bikini shots “on fleek." With likes dictating worth, it’s easy to lose track of what’s really important about women. So, in recognition of this day, I would like to shine a light on 10 badass women of Instagram who I think are absolutely killing it with their […]
Brandon M. on March 19, 2018
I bought those flowers for my mom 😂 great article Hannah!!! Looking forward to more and make sure they give you a raise or three!!!