Samara O'Shea

I Dropped the Ball on IWD

Yesterday was International Women’s Day. By the time I realized it, I was well into my day—feeling too busy and uncreative to find a fun yet meaningful approach to it for the blog. This morning I pulled out The Susan B. Anthony Reader—hoping to find one of her wonderful letters to post. I’m sure a stellar letter is in there, I just wasn’t meant to find it today.

I’m on the verge of feeling defeated but also know there’s no real reason to. I celebrate my love of the female gender each day. I offer support in any way I can, and continually hope that in my lifetime women around the world will be set free from the economic and religious chains that have bound them for far too long. I am proud to live in a country where women started fighting (and eventually winning) that fight long ago.

A few links in honor of IWD:

A friend wrote an amusing post called What the Heck is International Women’s Day?

This morning another friend sent me this: Why I’m not married (and it’s not because I’m an angry slut), which seems apropos somehow.

Finally, here is a classic and controversial clip of John Lennon and Yoko Ono discussing the plight of women on the Dick Caveat Show.