International Woman's Day
By: Jacqueline Scott | March 8, 2011 | Sex & Gender
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Being in Europe all of a sudden I saw flowers everywhere this week.  And I had no idea why.  Valentines day was two or three weeks ago, and then I learned in broken English, today is the day of the woman.  Called International Woman's Day the European Union recognises March 8th as an official holiday to honor the economic and social leaps that women have made.  There are events in the United States, but Europe has the market on this holiday.  International Women's Day honors the suffragette and women today remember what those women did to help them gain their freedom.  This year marks the 100 anniversary of the holiday.  I think women forget where they came from.  We talk about issues such as abortion and pay equality, when our foremothers dealt with not being able to vote or own property.  We as women have come a long way in 100 years.  For more information about the holiday and events in your country look at this website.

http://www.internationalwomensday.com/default.asp

Jacqueline is the Founder of The Sexy Politico. She's a world traveler - fueled by her love for learning. She has lived in the United States and Eastern Europe, but as of now calls Wuxi, China her home. She's proudly travelled throughout the lower 48 states in America as an army brat, navigated her way from West to East in Europe, and has seen the most urban and rural areas of Southeast Asia. Through all her journeys she managed to double major in Political Science and History w/ a minor in Southeast Asian studies at Northern Illinois University, join the Peace Corps, and teach English to children on three different continents. She has learned a few things along the way she'd like to share as advice to a future world traveller: 1) Always accept a Grandmother's home-cooked meal and 2) Never lose your wits because you never know when or where you'll need them.


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