International Women’s Day: Why It Matters For Us And Our Children


“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” -Alice Walker

March 8th is International Women’s Day.  It’s a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present, and future.  We’ve come a long way since the first International Women’s Day 101 years ago, but its also a day to remember how far we still have to go, not just for ourselves, but for our children.

Tonight I am going to a screening of Miss Representation a documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, that premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and aired on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.  The film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.

I’ll share my thoughts on the film later, but I wanted to share this video and infographic posted on their blog that really makes you think about the media and how it can affect our children, especially our daughters.

Here’s recent post I wrote on Lifetime Moms that also explores the topic.  “Headlines That Made Me Laugh And Then Question My Priorities.”


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