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Thursday, 8 March 2012

An Important Day for Women!

Today is International Women's Day, and I thought that was very much worth a mention on my Blog today. Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world, ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events, through to local women's craft markets, theatrical performances, fashion parades and much more.




I would like to thank all those women, from the Suffragettes onwards, who fought so hard to gain women's rights and to make the world a much better place for the women of today, although, unfortunately, there are still parts of the world (Afghanistan and the Middle East for example) where there is still a long way to go for women to be treated with the respect they deserve.

This post is also in honour of all the wonderful women out there who, like me, write a Blog.  These women really are the very best.  When I first joined the blogging community, I had no idea just how wonderful an experience it was going to be.  I feel that it has enriched my life, with 'talking' to these women from all parts of the world.  Women who are caring, generous, funny, supportive when we need a helping hand, and only too happy to celebrate in our good times as well.

Thank you each and every one!!

31 comments:

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Lovely post Diane! If it wasn't for one great woman (my mother), I wouldn't be here on earth today. And if it wasn't for my wife, I wouldn't be happily married with 2 lovely daughters!

Duncan In Kuantan

Claudia Moser said...

Happy Women's Day my dear!

Desiree said...

Trust you to come out tops again with not only a topical post, but one which is written in such a positive and affirming way, yet at the same time reminds us of what still needs to be done. Happy Women's Day to you, too, Diane!

SkippyMom said...

:ROAR: <-----that's my woman roar! :)

What a great day. I think our daughters are feeling the benefits even more than us Diane. I was watching a show [with Squirrel] the other evening that had 3 male chefs and 1 female chef competing for top prize. The female chef was lamenting how she had been continually put down and dismissed by others in her profession based solely on her gender. Squirrel scoffed and said "Oh, get over yourself lady. You are not. And besides you can be anything you want to be." I told her what the lady chef said was true, but that she had a good argument to - but just wait until she hit the "real world" [especially in her field] and saw what was what.

Although I have rarely felt held back as a woman I do know of a few instances where I was paid less for the same job. Grrrr. Hope it is better for our daughters and grands.

So, happy Woman's Day my friend. So nice to see you today - as it is everyday. Have a great, warm day.

Love, Skip!

Gawgus things... said...

Here's to US!!! :)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Oh Diane, what a lovely post for La Festa della Donna, thanks so much for your kind words in the last paragraph. Good to see you over at my post for this special day as well thanks. xx

Linda O'Connell said...

Lovely post in recognition of women everywhere!

becca said...

Happy Women's Day and great post because truthfully i did not know it was woman's day so thank you for the heads up

Shelly said...

Whoohooo! Happy Women's Day to you, too- a glorious example of what a woman should be!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Thanks for bringing this to light for all of us. I've always considered myself a feminist, while my daughter has little interest in "the cause". I tell her it's because she's enjoying the fruits of our labors.

Shady Del Knight said...

Hello, dear Thisisme! Your blog header is one of the most strikingly beautiful I've ever seen! It's easy for those that have to forget those that have not. I fully support International Women's Day along with politicians and political action groups that are working to secure equality for women. I read in one of your comments that spring has sprung in Devon and I am very happy for you. It's time to tend your garden and take some new blog pictures. Have a wonderful afternoon and evening, dear friend Thisisme!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

It is so good, to be reminded to remember... All that women of the past, went through, to make sure we have so many rights today.

And not all that long ago... For some things.

So good to remember.

And to salute our Dear Blogging Friends too.

IT IS SO nice to have you back!!! :-)

Hugs,hugs, hugs, hugs, hugs...

EmptyNester said...

Such a fantastic post Diane! You are so right- we have come a long way, but there are still obstacles for us to overcome. And we will. Such an excellently written post!

colenic said...

Hugs to you!!

BECKY said...

Hi Diane! Thanks for letting us know about this! Happy Women's Day to you!

BECKY said...

P.S. I just posted a little gadget on my blog for this, and when clicked, it will bring the reader back to this post of yours!

Sush said...

It's so wonderful to have you writing and back online again! I've missed your particular ray of sunshine you always bring to our world....
I'm still officially 'off', but am checking in now and then with everyone. Good going having daughters with such good taste to choose handy dandy handy men as husbands!

Happy International Women's Day!
Hugs~

Craziness abounds said...

This was a great post. I didn't even know it was international Woman's day. Good to know. Thanks for coming over yesterday. Glad you got a giggle. :)

Eva Ason said...

Lovely post Diane! :) Happy women's Day to you too my friend @} I like this tribute to all women out there!
Have a great evening - and stay warm!

Eva

kneesandpaws said...

Happy Woman's Day! It's such a great feeling to realize that life has improved for so many women, and yet we know that for some this is not the case. It's truly important to have a day to celebrate women around the world.

Nezzy said...

We have come a looooog way baby!!! What a wonderful tribute to all women.

Great post sweetie!

God bless and have an incredible day honorin' the women who has molded your life!!! :o)

Retired English Teacher said...

This was a great post. I agree with you about the wonderful women who are out there who blog. They have given me so much inspiration, hope, many laughs, and much think about, and even more to rejoice in. I hope you know your are an amazing woman who has given me all of the above. Oh, and you always seem to bring beauty into each post. I'm so glad you are back in blogland.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

what a great post! thank you for posting it. and, happy international women's day to you and all of the female bloggers out there!

Susan said...

You Rock! Beautifully written, and so true. Happy Women's Day to all! Thank you Thisisme, and welcome back, again!♥

lyndylou said...

Happy International Woman's Day to you too. Glad to have you online again. Lovely post.

Nezzy said...

Oh how I always adore your sweet comments!!!

I too believe you were in my follower block...with blogger today who knows what happens.

I've had a couple tell me that they keep followin' and disappearin' again. That was a couple of weeks ago. Sometimes I just feel like layin' hands on the computer 'cause blogger's possessed! Heehehehehe!

Thanks for hoppin' on (again) sweetie.

God bless and have yourself a fantastic weekend my friend!!! :o)

Belle said...

I was a young woman when feminism started and I agreed with their agenda. They did so much to improve the lives of all women. There is still much to be done, as you said, but I am deeply grateful for the hard work of those first pioneers.

I missed your post somehow. Sorry. Hugs to you.

orchid said...

Dearest Diane,
Oh,"International Women's Day", I never heard of this day before. Wow, how wonderful of you let us know♡♡♡ I didn't know the word "Suffragette" and checked it. Sure we thank their efforts being able to vote and so on.
I loved the way you put in the last paragraph and I truly share the same feeling♬♬♬

I hope you are having marvelous weekend!!!
Lots of love and many Hugs to you from east, xoxo Miyako*

Sunny said...

Love it!! The Photo of the Spring Flowers are especially lovely!!!

LOL I must Have GODDESS SYNDROM...I thought EVERY day was International Womens Day!!!
:-D

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Diane, you are a woman to celebrate too. You are a shining example of love and devotion to family, friends and global acquaintances. I know I'm a couple of days late...wifi is spotty in the islands here. Blessings,
Rosemary

Jilda said...

Wonderful post, so glad I read it.
Women truly are amazing, and I hope the young women of today appreciate all the efforts and sacrifices that have been made for them. Hugs for this one!