Yesterday was International Women’s Day. It was a pretty fantastic day around the blog community thanks to these lovely ladies. Angie, Clare and Aisling got chicks talking yesterday about women’s issues with a guest posting event: In Her Own Words. In my post, “Roar Already,” I referred to myself as an “honorary dude,” as I’m often referred to by others based on my music and movie taste, disdain for shopping and sailor’s vernacular. Many women agreed they felt like this too and it had sometimes affected their friendships with other girls.
I cringed after I reread my post, slapped my own wrist and tried to unlearn 23 years of Extreme Gender Role Training. I won’t go too far into it, I just wanted to dog-ear it for my “list of things to change about the world.” On to the wickedness that was yesterday (it continues today)!
FROM ONE CAT PER PERSON
“The Unemployed Feminist” – Robin of HitchDied
“Hear Me Roar” – Louise of Thirty-Something Bride
“Roar Already” – Lizzie (Me) of Love Your Way
“Doing Feminism” – Jo of Jo, Rooting
“Imperfect Perfection” – Ruthy Ann of Discovery Street
“Changing the Conversation” – Bird of Queer Skies Ahead
“Early Awakenings” – Lindsay of Pretend You’re From a Good Family
“Kiva and International Women’s Day” – Carolyn of La Reunion Life
“Encouraging Minds” – Sarah of My San Fransisco Budget Wedding
“Worth It” – Lyn of Another Damn Wedding & Another Damn Life
“Feminism and Wifedom” – Giovanna of Swoon
“When Your Knees are Shaking” – Jen of Smile in Motion
“Confessions of a Mother” – Karen of Uncomfortably Honest and Honestly Uncomfortable
FROM ANY OTHER WEDDING
“A Celebration of Women” – Clare of Any Other Wedding
“The Lawyer” – Kirsty of A Safe Mooring
“Choices” – Claire of Cakes and Bunting
“Goldilocks and the Streak of Anarchy” – Anna K.
“My Winding Road to Feminism” – Angie of One Cat Per Person
“Because I Deserve It” – Rebecca, Charlotte and Adam of Rock My Wedding
“The Phenomenal Woman” – Joan Hunter Dunn of Flowers and Stripes
“Choice” – Rachel of Peacock Feather’s and Diamond Rings
“Lessons I’ve Learnt” – Elizabeth of Bridal Musings
“What Kind of Feminist ARE You?” – Elizabeth of Rosalilium
“From Tragedy to Triumph” – Emma of The Honeymoon Project
“Just the Beginning” – Aisling of Any Other Wedding
“To Make You Smile” – Aisling and Clare of Any Other Wedding
The posts! They were brilliant. All of them. I loved reading through everyone’s take on feminism today and the tweet chat #inherownwords (you can see a transcript of the chat here) was really fun, although I couldn’t really participate as much as I would have liked to.
It’s absolutely worth it to read through every post. So don’t wait any longer, walk, run, jump to Any Other Wedding and One Cat Per Person.
Photo: Found on the Quicksilver blog in a post by Beth Jones and photographed by Laurel Dailey.