Happy International Women’s Day

The fabulous photomosaic below was made for IWD in 2006 (by Flickrite wiccked, who also blogs from Brisbane at Music to my Eyes):

International Women's Day mosaic 2006
Originally uploaded by wiccked: go to her Flickr page to see details of individual photos

And here’s wiccked’s mosaic for IWD 2007:

IWD 2007
Originally uploaded by wiccked: go to her Flickr page to see details of individual photos

I hope she does one for this year as well.

Please treat this as an open IWD thread – leave links to your own IWD posts, or your favourite IWD posts from other bloggers, or links to the MSM stories upon which you want to shower either bouquets or brickbats. Have a great day!

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5 replies

  1. I’d particularly like to shout out for vegankid, who in 2006 and 2007 coordinated Blog Against Sexism Day to coincide with International Women’s Day. This year vegankid is not, because for the last seven months sie has been battling severe depression and has largely given up blogging (although the latest post .
    Why not head on over and thank VK for all the work put in on Blog Against Sexism Day? I know I’ll miss those posts this year.

  2. These are gorgeous. I posted for IWD too. Happy to everyone.
    blue milk’s last blog post..Maybe mothers don?t make the best role models

  3. Me too. Though in my case it’s wondering why the NZ Council of Women saw IWD as an opportunity to scold women.
    <a href="http://inastrangeland.wordpress.com/2008/03/09/the-lady-meme/http://inastrangeland.wordpress.com/2008/03/09/the-lady-meme/</a&gt;
    Deborah’s last blog post..The lady meme

  4. Thanks for the post links, blue milk and Deborah.
    wiccked did do another photomosaic for this year [link]

  5. My IWD was spent with a fabulous bunch of women at a ‘Women’s day luncheon’ hosted by the local chapter of the Zonta group. (Let me stress I was only there as my mum-in-law was a finalist for, and eventual winner of, the Business Professional of the Year award.)
    The pros: I was so, so pleased to see the young women who had been nominated by their schools (both private and public). Most of them showed a mature understanding of the challenges to equality faced by women locally and aroudn the world. All of them were academically gifted, but also were really active/involved young people. in particular, I was impressed by the students who (presumably) were not from privelleged backgrounds. There was one young woman who was a refugee, another who was an Asian Emo, and another who was an active Salvation Army member. Very cool. I was also impressed with each of the nominees for Apprentice/Post secondary Woman of the Year, and Professional of the Year, some of whom have done amazing work in the fields of education, business and welfare. It warmed even the cynical cockles of my heart.)
    Cons: The spokesperson engaged for the event was the current ‘Miss World Australia’. I really tried to be open-minded, despite my personal loathing of any type of pageant and stereotypes. However, some of the choice highlights of her speech included that she likes to shave her armpits; that men and women are now equal because guys know how to cook and iron; and that she believes that taking out the garbage is ‘the man’s job’.
    Mostly I was content to bite my tounge and silently snicker in a ‘she’s just a silly young’un’ kinda way. But the things that made me incredibly frustrated were her statement that she thinks it’s ok to “use your femininity to get ahead”, and her complete lack of appreciation for her own privellege. Whilst recounting one of the experiences while on the Miss World circuit, she told a ‘hilarious’ anecdote about having to stay a night in a very basic hut in South Africa, and *shock* having to make her own bread. (The rest of the ‘hilarious anecdote’ was something about giant bugs and Miss Honduras falling of her chair.) Nowhere did she even briefly acknowledge the fact that HUNDRED OF MILLIONS of women live like that every day of their lives and don’t have access to the most basic sanitation or education. etc. etc. Not even a glimmmer of recognition. Not even a moment of self-doubt.
    So my IWD was a pretty interesting one you could say….

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