Sunday, 8 March 2020

Happy International Women's Day!


And let's reclaim an unjustifiably scorned word --


She did her bit for equality --


We all need to gain more pounds --



Some things are slowly changing --


This is very, very true --


And speaking of which --


46 comments:

Liz Hinds said...

I love Frankie. I am considering getting a t-shirt with her on it.

Happy Women's day to you and the Rare One, strong and brave both!

DEZMOND said...

It is actually one of the five biggest holidays here in my country, it is celebrated in a much bigger way in Slavic countries than in the west.

Bob said...

Women rule.
At least they should.

anne marie in philly said...

LILY TOMLIN! GRETA! MALALA!

I AM STRONG, I AM INVINCIBLE, I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR!

and ms. doyle passed in 2010.

mxtodis123 said...

Here's to us. The strong women of the world.

Brian Joseph said...

Happy International Women’s Day!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love that last pic!

Kay G. said...

"I'm a doctor, what am I talking to you for?"
Seeing Lilly Tomlin on your post reminded me of that funny line from "Nine To Five", which should be a film that should be watched today! Dolly Parton was great in it too!

Hot guys said...

Love that Lily GIF and of course, the last pic...

YASS! Girl power, too!

Marie Smith said...

That first one says it all.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Here’s to women. May the great ones lead us!

Lady M said...

Love that meme about the spinster.

bobbie said...

Happy 'Us' Day!!!

Bathwater said...

I have mixed feelings concerning international women's day. I believe women in many countries need this. I also believe it is easy for the suppressed to become the suppressors when they gain power. I believe in equality and taking gender out of the equation.

Mistress Maddie said...

The strongest woman I know and love.

My momma!!!!!!!!!! Still strong, still feisty and still will tell people to fuck off if need be!!!!

Leanna said...

Why is it so hard for men to change their thinking and realize that women want to be thought of as an equal. We don't want men to worry about us taking over even though we are doing it with the cunning of a fox.
I Like that tweet from Malala. I think every girl would skip school for Greta or even Malala.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I love what the quote in the second image says about language (and about us, as a society). We lose so much, when we don't remember where we (or words) come from. May we never forget (again).

Mike said...

Things are changing. My Granddaughter just saw the movie Onward. The Mom slays the dragon.

Parnassus said...

Hello Debra, We should honor women today, and we should likewise honor those in history.
--Jim

Bill Lisleman said...

It's changing. Not fast enough. Compared to the 1950's I believe there has been measurable change on this problem. Laws can change quicker than culture.
I bought the book "Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World" for my granddaughter. She is reading better everyday but this book was a little advanced so I often read it to her. It was hard for her (and me) to understand why brilliant women were not allowed to become professors in the past.

Adam said...

I saw the Greta one the day it was taken. That was super sweet.

^.^ said...

The pic of Greta and Malala makes me sad, friend D. Love, cat.

Rommy said...

*singing from Hamilton* Here comes the general!

pam nash said...

I have a pillow that says -
Uppity Women
UNITE!
yep!

Bea said...

I was just talking to a 17-year-old lifeguard at one of the pools I visit. She is about to graduate from the high school I attended back in the 80s. Her assessment of school life is that most students are racist and homophobic. She also said that the teachers near retirement age seem sexist. That pronouncement made me feel very sad for her as I had assumed things would have been better for her than they had for me. (And they probably are, but change has neither come fast enough nor progressive enough.)

Greta and Malala are forces to be reckoned with! I'm glad they exist.

Joanne Noragon said...

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Ur-spo said...

Do let's hope for every striving equality for women in the world.

Janie Junebug said...

Excellent, Debra. Love it.

Love,
Janie

peppylady (Dora) said...

Never knew about the word "Spinster" Happy Woman day

JACKIESUE said...

we are women...we rock.

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Women's Day to you Debra. Thank you for always being my go-to guru when I have questions and always being open and welcoming to answer. You rock, Lady. I'm happy to call you my friend.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Amen!! I love this post and this day.

This N That said...

Happy day to us!! I had no idea..We have come a long way..Still have a way to go!! Hugs

e said...

ROAR!

Hena Tayeb said...

These are all great.. I had not known that about the word spinster.. and leave it to the masses to turn it into a bad word.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

It's great to see the woman behind that iconic image.
Thank you, Debra.
Happy Women's week, month, year.
Robyn

Willym said...

I thought I would post a clip from my post last year on the genesis of the Day.

"But why March 8? On March 8th, 1857 a strike by garment workers in New York City led to the formation of the first women’s union in North American. Sixty years later on March 8 (February 23 on the Old Russian Calendar), in the midst of the First World War, Russian women led a strike calling for “bread and peace” – demonstrations that signalled the beginning of the February Revolution. In 1945 the Union of Italian Women declared that March the 8th, should be set aside to celebrate womanhood across the country. The following year Italian politician Teresa Mattei chose the mimosa as the symbol of the Festa. That wisp of yellow that shudders in the slightest breeze but is able to withstand a hurricane. And in that she saw a symbol of the strength and resilience of women. In Italy it became the custom to give the women in your life a sprig of mimosa to honour and respect that strength and resilience."

A spring of mimosa to all your readers and especially to you and your rare one.

DVArtist said...

Great post. I love the first sign.

HBF said...

Thank you for the dose of strong womanhood! Lily Tomlin always makes me feel better. I'd insert some rock on fingers but I don't know how :o)

Guillaume said...

Belated happy International Women's Day.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Frankie and Grace is one of my fav series!
Happy Women's Day! (yeah, today, because Women's Day is everyfuckingday)

XOXO

baili said...

THIS IS SPLENDID dear Debra !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i absolutely loved the first one ,most powerful and no more truer words can be
than these indeed

a woman is everything to this world ,she can do all that a man can do though man can't and this is biggest reality that gives her higher place once she is able to learn her place and value this learning is her biggest strength
happy woman day my wonderful friend!
hugs!

Martha said...

Happy (belated) us day, Debra! We rock!

Jenn said...

I am okay with being a spinster haha

Bea said...

I very much like that snap of Malala and Greta.

I didn't realise that the upper-portion of New England was so Irish-heavy. My mom's mom was 1st gen. Irish-American. Mom grew up with having corned beef and cabbage every year on March 17th. She then made it for us kids. Mom was to make the dish this year, but I think Covid 19 got in the way a bit.

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post!! I didn't know that about the We Can Do It sign! That is brilliant!! We are amazing!!