I tend not to be political on my blog – it’s designed to focus on other things – but today I was inspired to make a list for International Women’s Day. I am a woman. I like cooking and knitting and romance novels and nail varnish. I am also a feminist and can’t imagine not being one. So here’s a list of reasons why we still need an International Women’s Day. People deride it and ask what it’s ‘for’, but even if it’s just a line in the sand to say that we’re not done yet, we still need it.
And let’s not forget the ‘International’. The fact that the existence of IWD attracts hostility – any article or video posted about it is instantly inundated with hateful, misogynist comments – shows that we’re not there yet. We need to keep at it.