IWD 2023

International Women’s Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. International Women’s Day 2023 campaign theme is Embrace Equity – #IWD2023 #EmbraceEquity #IWDtheme.

The news has been a bit depressing, so I am not really “feeling” it this year. If you know what I mean.

I did find this article, that I found interesting. Especially with the way refugees are now being treated in the UK. So for IWD, Glamour presents: 12 Well-Known Women You Didn’t Know Were Refugees ; By Kate Friedman November 20, 2015

By the way. Suella, its totally on path with the Nazis.

A lot of gay (white) men have been posting this today.

Now, there are only 3 trans women in this picture. Marsh, I am pretty sure is non-binary, meaning, not trans or cis, woman or man.

Also though, a little History. If that is a picture of the first woman’s march, that took place in 1913, when being gay was still illegal and gay people would have been arrested (if not worst) and made to do hard labour. Hard Labour wasn’t abolished until 1948. There were also no women of colour in those Marches, they had to do their own later. So essentially Johnny there, a white gay male should be thanking his lucky stars that times have changed.

On top of which being gay, doesn’t give you an “out” to speak over or for women. You’re a man! Mind you looking at Johnnys profile, he’s bought into the whole Tucker Carlson showing how Jan 6th was all “fake”.

If you want to spend the whole talking about trans women though, go for it. But this cis woman will point out all your flaws =D


International Women’s Day

Before I start this, I clearly include ALL women in this.

Each year IWD is given a theme, which often relates to contemporary events, trends and struggles. This year the focus is on ‘breaking the bias‘. Which is so cool, and I do wonder if it has something to do with the hatred that the trans community has been experiencing.

International Women’s Day

As I was writing:

“Courageous feminism means no woman must be left behind – and that means trans women too” Karen Price ; The Guardian (Australia) Sat 5 Mar 2022 06.00 AEDT

Also, I freaking just hate Rowling. Not even sorry, I just hate her. She gives women every a bad name.

What I would like to know is, who are your inspirational women? #IWD2022

I would say that I am inspired by a lot of the women in my family. In all honesty (mainly my mums side). My great grandfather, missed a part of her leg from polio, but not one ever considered her disabled. She had a child out of wedlock and never pretended her was her “younger” brother. My grandmother taught me about Reiki, Tarot meditation. She travelled overseas and backpacked by herself, in her 50’s and helped people with AIDS/HIV. My mum, brought up my brother and I with pretty much no help from my Dad.

Every other I admire, is just a little bit extra.

And I know myself doing “Twitter” isn’t enough.

Also I got my booster done, and I am doing well! My arm hurts like a …

International Women’s Day

What is it to be a woman? I don’t know, I don’t know if I’m grown up enough yet to be a “Woman” ~.^ Before anyone complains (not that any of my readers would, they have more common sense than that) there is a International Men’s Day too. This year it’s on Tuesday 19th November.

I think at this moment, it’s all just hard to be male or female, white or POC. Everyone’s too offended, everyone keeps getting frustrated that you can’t really have deep and meaningful conversation over Twitter.

Too be a woman right now, only from my personal perspective as one. Someone I actually don’t like very much actually said it best.  It’s interesting being a woman these days because by the same person we can both be a “whore” and at the same time completely “frigid”. As horrible as that sounds, and yes, woman are known for being multi tasked talented. It’s completely true.

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We keep being called too emotional and then at the same time sociopath, if we’re not too emotional. My weird cousin called my mum that a few weeks ago, which is really funny when you know him. I don’t know if I ever told you readers, what my weird cousin did to my Mum (nothing physical) If he does it again though, I am calling the police whether my Mum wants it or not. Where I’m going with that though, we get called the complete opposites of each other. Even though usually it’s the other way around. For example, my weird cousin is the sociopath not her. He cheats, he stalks his partners, but he’ll go around telling everyone how they did it.

That’s what it’s like to be a woman…Exhausting, because other people who don’t know who we are, somehow, at the same time, we are the complete opposite of ourselves, but still told by others who we are.

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Confused yet?lol

It gets better!I am sure men have experienced this too, but it’s happened to me a few times.

A few years ago now, I had just broken up with a real douche of a guy, who was dating someone actually really nice.  So it felt nice when I started to flirt with one particular person. Wasn’t interested in dating, wasn’t romantically interested in him. Just someone who was good at flirting. Now, there was another guy I was so not totally interested in at all and had already turned down at least three different times. One night my ex was all “She’d never sleep with the good flirt guy” so I did,lol … The deed was never completed because I wasn’t that attracted to him, and he did stop when I said, so that was all good.

I kid you not two…maybe three days later…I get tagged in a post on Facebook saying how girls always complain there are no good guys out there and end up dating the jerks, and all my guy “friends” including the guy I had already turned down three times and guys I don’t even know liked it. One even said “How does the burn feel”…WHAT BURN?  1) Still didn’t want to date anyone. 2) One night stands does not mean I promised to the guy and 3) I have never said that, because I know good guys, I just used to go for the party extrovert type, because I am not. What was even sadder was my ex-boyfriends new girlfriend was the only who stood up for me! I still appreciate that.

Fast Forward a couple of years later.

A younger more sexually, engaged already girl comes into the group. She swears, she pole dances everything I’m the opposite of really. I’d pole dance, but I have sciatic -.- She dates half the group, teases the other half, gets engaged twice, sleeps with her ex-finance best friends. Relationships ruined so badly that her brother isn’t allowed to talk to his own group of friends, the group he introduced her too. Yet, no public shaming. No, what is wrong with girls? And they still all really want her? Because god forbid they have the ability to be friends with two girls *rolls eyes*lol

That’s what it’s liked to be a girl…Exhausting, because you are never actually sure what you’re doing,lol…I had learnt from previous situations to just…

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Didn’t question why she gets treated better than me, when she’s doing way worse things then me, she slept with a married man for pete sake. Just backed away. Haven’t really communicated with any of them since,lol…It was funny because they just played themselves. Why would I date anyone who called themselves a “good guy” and then tried to shame me into dating them. When they tagged me in that, I made a vow to never date anyone from that group ever again and I never did. Most of them are still single.

What’s it like being a woman? Constantly watching douche bags out douche themselves,lol

You can sleep with that person, not that one, that one. You’re too emotional, you’re a sociopath, you’re a whore, your frigid

Welcome to a woman’s world,lol

I’m every woman…

So I’ve swapped around my Share Your World post to Friday instead so we can talk about me…Nah, just kidding…Just women:

Now I just want to start off with saying “Calm Down…There is an International’s Men’s Day…November the 19th…Which is on a Monday this year….

I may also be using a lot of gif of women I admire in this post

What does it mean to me to be a “Woman”

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(The Queen of course!)

Too me being a women means to be powerful and by powerful I don’t mean to have power over other people. It’s about the power of believing yourself. It’s the power of your convictions and morals and sticking to them. Whether that is to sing loudly from the top of your lungs or whether to just march with others. When the whole world is against you.

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Women bring up other Women, Queens make other Queens…Even when you don’t agree…Far too much I see girls trying to bring women down.

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A woman who can laugh at herself, when she’s at her most beautiful, but still is not “feeling it”.

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Women who can cry…because they know that crying doesn’t make them weak.

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Women move their bodies like no one is watching, even when the world is…and they LOVE it! They don’t judge others for how they move either.

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(Ciara as Janet Jackson BET Awards)

A women will still have insecurities…Whether that be her body, her work, has she really go it all…But she doesn’t hurt the others around her still. She recognises that her “faults” are not to be put on others.

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That no matter how hard it may get…Women don’t quit and we keep remembering to have fun!

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Here’s to the Queens…May we know them…May we raise them…

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International Women’s Day

Today is officially Internationals Women’s Day…I say officially because I got all confused last week when people starting talking about “World Book Day” every where has different different dates. So I thought that I had better double check. Seems like today is the official day.

Every year there is also a theme for that year, this year the theme is #BeBoldForChange.

International Women’s Day: #BeBoldForChange website

How will you be Bold for a Change?

This is a great day to reflect and take a look at those women who we admire and why we admire them. Too take a look at ourselves and question what we can do to make the lives of others better. Not just women, but for all. I think considering the type of people who are in charge of running our countries, not just the orange Oompa Loompa, we NEED to take a long hard look at ourselves and see what we’ve become.

11 Facts about Women around the World … Do Something. Org

23 Fast Facts about Women’s Oppression Worldwide (Blog)

10 Facts about Women in the World … World Food Programme . com

Did you know: There is also an International Men’s Day, which is held on the 19th of November

Which women do you admire and why? 

International Women’s Day

All my ladies, where you be at?! Today is the day to celebrate and support the beauty that is you! The greatness that is your smartness, the awesome person that you are.

Today is also the day to get inspire and see how you can also help support and celebrate other women. Not just the other women in the your life, but those women who are not so lucky. How will you mark today?

One of the first places that I would suggest taking a look at, to help you get inspired or is you are asking yourself “What can I do?” Have a look at the website International Womens Day … What can you do?! One of the great functions about this website is that you can look at your country and state and see what events they have.

Also look for the hashtag #PledgeforParity