#BlogforIWD: An International Women's Day Round-Up!
The sun still hasn't set on International Women's Day here in Portland. Here's a brief round-up of some blog reading from around the web celebrating IWD and this year's theme, "Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures." Make sure to leave any more recommended readings in the comments!
- Monica Roberts reflects on the achievements of trans women worldwide at TransGriot.
- Al Jazeera has a photo and video round-up of women rallying worldwide.
- At Tiger Beatdown, Flavia Dzodan urges young girls to resist hegemony, especially when it comes to what a "woman" is, and to experience, seek, and live in joy.
- Laurie Penny encourages women to stop being polite.
- Spectra Speaks writes about the importance of writing your own history.
- At Indian Country, Susan Masten, founder of Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations, talks about how Native peoples have always nurtured the next generation of women and girls.
- Anna Clark has put together a list of underrated women writers around the globe.
- World Pulse has an interactive map of IWD celebrations.
- Christine Ahn reflects on some substantial wins for women internationally in 2011 (yes, there were some!) at Women's Media Center.
- Avital at The Mamafesto discusses the Jewish holiday Purim falling on IWD.
- At Global Comment, Chally Kacelnik talks about empowerment for girls by girls.
- And finally, for cinephiles, First Run Features has a month-long sale where you can get 40% off films by, for, and about women, and Bitch Flicks has 11 films on trailblazing women.
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