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Let’s Celebrate Women – Writers and Non On International Women’s Day

Google's International Women's Day Doodle

It’s International Women’s Day today. And the image is Google’s Doodle for the day. I really get a kick out of Google Doodles.

I’m not sure what it means, but right now, about 8:15 am in San Diego I can’t get to the International Women’s Day 2012 site. I’m assuming it will be back up before too long.

Although it’s tempting just to list some of my favorite women authors – you know, Anne Lamott, Lynn Twist, Maya Angelou and… well you get the idea. I thought it  might be more fun to link to some blogs on the topic. Turned out fun wasn’t exactly my experience – but interesting and informative and worthwhile are accurate descriptors.

From the Washington Post Style Blog – and it makes me shudder to find women again only on the style page – offers 10 ways to celebrate. OMG I’m close to a rant – it’s not a holiday in the U.S., and what a mixture of profound and embarrassingly trivial suggestions. We’ve come a long way but damn we’ve got a long way to go. Although the cupcake links surprised me.

Across the pond in the UK, The Guardian’s Let’s make a commitment to education is much more to my liking, and a great idea.

Gender Across Borders points out that there is an opportunity to Blog For International Women’s Day – how did I miss this? I subscribed to their newsletter so I don’t miss it again.

Over at the Huffington Post, Helena D. Gayle blogged  The Measure of a Woman, which explains why treating women well is good for all of us – worth a read in spite of the site’s annoying pop ups.

Duncan Green, Head of Research for Oxfam GB blogged International Women’s Day – what to celebrate, what to condemn? And you might want to follow the links in the comments, or some of them.

As writers we women, or womyn, can help make a positive difference toward gender equality around the world. Let’s get to it.

How are you celebrating International Women’s Day?

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