Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Good News!

I am ecstatic that today is International Women's Day. I woke up this morning feeling rather dull. After making a cup of tea I ventured onto facebook, blogs, and finally to my e-mail accounts. What did I find? An e-mail of 'unofficial' acceptance into the graduate school I've always wanted to attend!! I couldn't think of a better day for me, a self-proclaimed third wave feminist, to find out (even if it is tentative). I think within the next week I should be officially informed of my status.

But, I have a confession. I had no clue it was International Women's Day until a few short hours ago. I feel ashamed... slightly. For, while I think it is great to recognize women's issues, I also think it is important to recognize the problems that all genders encounter. Equality for all, right?

On this day-of-all-days (grad school acceptance and International Women's Day) I would like to share my favourite non-fiction writer, Jessica Valenti, with you.

I've blogged about Valenti's work before. I absolutely love her crass honesty and desire to get down to a grassroots level to confront issues of gender. If you want to gain a better understanding of what Feminism really is about, and not just all those big negative stereotypes, read any of her books. I promise you will not be disappointed.

Also, I stumbled across this fitting Youtube video today. I find the UK has been producing commercials such as this for awhile now:

Happy International Women's Day!


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