Another tribute …. all very well deserved!!
We mustn’t forget the revolutionary roots of International Women’s Day
Now marked with Google doodles and special shopping displays, in the early 20th century, International Women’s Day was a fierce, worldwide campaign for worker’s rights.
by Rebecca Winson
Published 8 March, 2014 – 10:00
International Women’s Day: a day, according to the UN, to “reflect on progress made”, to “celebrate acts by ordinary women”. Few would say that it fails to do this. Last year Google marked it with a doodle, and there were events from streets marches to window displays of Selfridges, who marked it with a short film showing famous female designers and presenters.
Yet all this fails to reflect exactly what the day means. Amid pastel Gifs and shop windows full of well-off women, barely a whisper could be heard about those who brought the day into being. Perhaps it’s…
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