Happy International Women's Day Centenary!

March 08, 2011


Today is 100 years to a time when women began dashing a gestating barrier to equality. They gained the right to vote, a privilege of which they had long been deprived by centuries of misogyny. The world has never been the same since. 

From being disenfranchised objects of sexual attention, women have gone on to fill the highest positions in all aspects of civilization. Right now, there are 12 women serving as heads of government across the globe.
  
But the fight for gender equality is far from over. It is still a Millennium Development Goal. America, among other countries, has yet to be served by a female president. Heck, only one female director got an Oscar—and she only did so last year.

Even as this fight continues to be won, Cautionary Women is saluting all the mothers, sisters and daughters of the world.

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