International Women’s Day is this Friday, March 8th; a day of celebration of women and the diligent, courageous work countless women have done throughout history, and are still doing today, throughout the world to ensure basic rights and equality in all aspects of life. But this day is not merely a day of recognition and celebration; it is a movement. It is a call-to-action for all women, everywhere, to recognize what has been accomplished throughout history and the real choices they have today because of the work of our foremothers, and to also see what is left to do, and to have the vigilance to take action going forward in history.
A Little History on International Women’s Day
As of today, International Women’s Day is an official holiday in many countries, including Afghanistan, China, Nepal, Russia, and Vietnam, just to name a few. Although this day is not officially recognized or celebrated here in the US (although March is designated as Women’s History Month), I do personally celebrate it. I have come to think of International Women’s Day as my sort of Mother’s Day. I do not celebrate Mother’s Day, not having biological children and having grown up without a mother; in fact, for most of my life, I had a very hard time getting through Mother’s Day. But International Women’s Day is different.
International Women’s Day is a celebration of women, of equality, and of moving forward; past patriarchy and into greater equality in global legislation and more visibility of women as role models in every aspect of our lives. Because I am invested in the admirable work being done by women everywhere to achieve true equality, and because I am dedicated in helping to work towards that goal, I celebrate International Women’s Day. I celebrate by calling my grandmother and my aunt, to wish them a happy International Women’s Day, and to thank them for being unwavering pillars of knowledge, strength, and support for me in my life. It is because of them that I am who I am today; that I know so well the trials that women have faced and overcome throughout history that have resulted in me having the rights I enjoy today.
To learn more about International Women’s Day, visit the official website.
LELO Soraya Luxury Vibrator Giveaway
LELO, the world’s leading designer brand for intimate lifestyle products, and one of my personal favorite brands ever (seriously, I have loved every single LELO product I have ever met), is helping us celebrate International Women’s Day all week long!
A brand committed to empowering women around the world to celebrate all of the wonderful achievements in women’s rights and equality, have so generously offered up one of their most popular products for us to give away to one lucky Woman Tribune reader–the LELO Soraya.
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This giveaway will end on International Women’s Day, March 8th and is open worldwide, ages 18+. To enter use the Rafflecopter form below.
For a second chance to win a LELO Soraya vibe, head over to the LELO Facebook page and enter their International Women’s Day giveaway as well!
No compensation was received for this publication, though a thank you gift was provided for hosting this giveaway. All opinions are my own.