International Women's Day
March 8, millions of women from every continent will take part in the annual
celebration of International Women's Day. This date commemorates a New York union
strike of women garment workers who demonstrated against intolerable working conditions
in 1910. Since 1910, it has not only signified peace and equality for women, but
also a time to reflect on women's social and political rights as well as their
progress and successes.
Although millions of diversified women continue
to see this day as a form of celebration, Lena Lewis, a 1910 US Socialist, would
prefer we imagine a day "we may eventually and forever stamp out the last
vestige of male egotism and his desire to dominate over women."
By: Collette A. Osuna
is Women's History Month
Feminist Women's Health Center