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Today is International Women’s Day. Although there might have been some great advances, I wouldn’t say today is a day not to celebrate, but to remember that there’s still a lot of work to be done. Just a week ago two young Argentine women backpacking Ecuador were found dead and the media described this crime as the murder of two women travelling alone. Alone? Srly? Kesha’s rape lawsuit against her former manager has not been solved yet. Dozens of women were victims of sexual assault in Germany on New Year’s Eve. Berta Cáceres, an environmental and feminist activist known for her defense of the indigenous peoples, was murdered on 3 March in her home. 200 million girls and women worldwide have undergone Female Genital Mutilation. So nope. Today is not a day to celebrate, but to speak louder and fight harder against sexism and inequality. Here you have 7 inspiring quotes to remember what this day is all about:

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own” 

Audre Lorde

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them

Unknown

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman

Virginia Woolf

“I’m not ashamed to dress ‘like a woman’ because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman”

Iggy Pop

“Other women are not my competition. I stand with them, not against them”

Unknown

“We cannot all suceed when half of us are held back”

Malala Yousafzai

“We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raiseour sons”

Gloria Steinem

“I think misogyny is like a disease that needs to be cured. And if we could eradicate Polio, I don’t see why we can’t eradicate misogyny”

Alan Alda

“Beating women is not cultural, it’s criminal and it needs to be addressed and treated as such”

Hillary Clinton

 

Learn more about International Women’s Day and this year’s campaing at http://www.internationalwomensday.com/ (X) and check the latest news and the progess of women’s empowerment at www.unwomen.org (X)

 

Love, Aina 

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