Posts tagged "International Women’s Day"
International Women's Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day invites reflection and celebration about who and where we are today, at home and around the world, on the status of women, gender issues, respect, equality… Here are a few musings that come to mind for me.  Enjoy, share, add your own. Here’s a Canadian perspective: Each year, March 8 is an opportunity...
Difference is the Essence of Humanity

Difference is the Essence of Humanity

“Difference is the essence of humanity.”  This quote from John Hume seems to me an appropriate thing to remember on International Women’s Day.  Hume carries on, “Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict.  The answer to difference is to respect it.  Therein lies a...
Healing and the Heart

Healing and the Heart

We have just celebrated International Women’s Day, and I am feeling grateful for the abundance of remarkable women in my life, and in the world.   Elizabeth May, the only Green Party member of the Canadian Parliament, just sent out a note about a “dream” she had, that she had become Prime Minister, and had appointed...
International Women's Day -- Inspiring Change!

International Women’s Day — Inspiring Change!

Today, March 8, is widely recognized as International Women’s Day. It’s telling that we mark such a day.  (Can you imagine International Men’s Day?)    It’s clearly worth celebrating how far women’s rights have come.  One could imagine a time when we can drop the day, since Women’s Rights Are Human Rights, as my blog post...
The True Joy in Life

The True Joy in Life

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day.  We’ve come a long way, baby, for sure, but there is, oh my goodness, so much more on the docket.  Which brings me to a quote by that irascible, wise critic, and early advocate for women’s rights, George Bernard Shaw: “This is the true joy in life, being used...