Happy *#!? International Women’s Day

8 Mar

Today is the 100th annual International Women’s Day…and doesn’t it feel awesome? not only to be a woman, but to know that there is one day out of the 365 days a year that is set aside to call attention to female progress, news, statistics, empowerment, misogyny, violence, politics, arts, and anything else related to over half of the world’s population?

Excuse my ingratitude, but what’s the point of reserving a single day to celebrate a group so large and so overwhelmingly diverse, that its inclusion is impossible, and therefore irrelevant?

So, let’s take today to direct our attention to the ongoing protests and violence in the Ivory Coast, where thousands of women peacefully protesting and waving tree branches were indiscriminately shot at by the military last week.

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