Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History

8 Mar

Today is International Women’s Day! It has been 100 years since we have dedicated a day to celebrate and recognise women and their achievements.

In London tonight, The Climate Rush organisation, who take action on climate change in the spirit of the Suffragette movement, have organised an event at the Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church from 7-9pm. The aim is to celebrate International Women’s Day and bring attention to how climate change will affect women disproportionately.

With speakers to include Maria Beatriz Souviron, ambassador to Bolivia, and Suffragette historian Dr Diane Atkinson, this event will bring together activists, campaigners, teachers and all women and men with an interest in affecting change together. It will allow all those who attend the chance to get involved in delegating parliament, get involved in inspirational activism, participate in late-night street-art and find out more about how there is a connection between climate change protest and the women’s movement. this is an important event, so if you get the chance, get involved.

On a more frivolous note (because yes, feminists do have a sense of humour, thankyouverymuch), here is a link to a YouTube clip, in which James Bond gets a ‘proper’ dressing down for his sexist behaviour! Sort of…

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2 Responses to “Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History”

  1. Regyna Longlank March 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    Happy International Women’s Day, and thank you for the share. Mr. Craig is a good sport, and makes a quite attractive woman actually, but the video also drives home a sobering point. Here’s to the next hundred years of equal rights for all individuals, and equal responsibilities as well. Isn’t sharing fun? 😀

    • 1lysander March 9, 2011 at 9:01 am #

      Indeed! Once gendered imbalance is a thing of the past (how much longer people?!) we can move onward and upwards to greater things.

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