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Why We Still Need International Women’s Day

March 8, 2017
Why We Still Need International Women's Day

The last six months have been an absolute triumph of activism for and by women. Never before have I seen such a number of friends, colleagues and women in power stand up to the persistence of misogyny and sexism, determined to make a difference and create a world that is more fair and equal for ours and our next generation. The shame is the fact this campaigning has been a result of our rocky political and economical climate, and the position…

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Celebrating Women

April 4, 2016

A few weeks ago I hopped on a train pre-7am – it takes a lot to get me up so early – to spend International Women’s Day with a group of females I’d never met. Having all been invited to a magical mystery tour of London by the folks at Eastpak, the She Wears tour was an international event celebrating IWD that was simultaneously taking place all over the globe: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Aarhus, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Madrid, London, Guangzhou and Istanbul.…

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What Women Mean To Me on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2016
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I‘m a bit ashamed to admit it, but I wasn’t really a feminist before my divorce. I was one of those people who assumed all feminists were feisty, bra-burning, man-hating maniacs, and as a woman who enjoyed doing the housework I didn’t identify with this. Yet now, on the wonderful occasion that is International Women’s Day, I am super proud to call myself a feminist. I even went on a date with one of those people who assume that all…

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