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  1. featherflint
    February 22, 2017 @ 6:59 pm

    I heard of International Women’s Day for the first time when I first started dating my husband, whose family is from Ukraine & Moldova. I thought it was so strange (but sweet!) for former Soviets living in the US to feel so strongly about the necessity to buy women flowers and gifts on this day–but no one in the US had ever heard of the holiday. At the time, it seemed strange that such a seemingly progressive, modern country wouldn’t celebrate the holiday when much less progressive countries did–but sadly, it now seems that our country isn’t as progressive as we thought. Absolutely, women’s day every day!

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    • Bethany Edwards
      February 22, 2017 @ 7:03 pm

      I agree completely! Totally feel as though the US is the one that is behind in this case. I loved my time living in Kiev, such amazing memories!!

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  2. Pretty Weird Bombshell
    February 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

    You totally got my attention with the quote by Eleanor Roosevelt! Although this celebration maybe new for me, I’m glad that we are now focus on empowering women in different parts of the world. Great post! xx

    http://www.prettyweirdbombshell.com/blogger-content-creation-challenge/

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  3. lamcolleen29
    February 27, 2017 @ 6:41 pm

    This is a great post. Timely and leave me a deep thought. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Princess
    February 27, 2017 @ 9:56 pm

    Interesting to see how different each culture celebrates women’s day

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  5. jattuclara
    March 8, 2017 @ 3:56 pm

    Absolutely loved reading this post, Love reading about different cultures so this was fantastic.

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  6. Amy Patton
    March 8, 2017 @ 3:59 pm

    I didn’t realized that Women’s Day is so popular in other countries. I didn’t really think about Women’s Day until this year. What a great way to recognize women!

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  7. Kim Tacheny
    March 8, 2017 @ 4:13 pm

    Wow, I had no idea this was celebrated so well around the world. I can’t wait to get out of the states and see more of the world and it’s cultures and traditions!
    Happy International Women’s Day!!!

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  8. sfak94
    March 8, 2017 @ 4:24 pm

    This is so important. The best thing we can do as activists is learn about the history before us and the diversity around the world. Injustices don’t occur in a vacuum and we need to understand the system at large.

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  9. Vibeke Johannessen
    March 8, 2017 @ 5:14 pm

    Happy international womens day ! Such a great post about this day celebrated in different culture. I am from Norway, which is a country that women are quite equal to men, but still not fully there are more men in top-positions. Thank you for this 😀

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  10. Vibeke Johannessen
    March 8, 2017 @ 5:18 pm

    Happy international womens day! Such an interesting post to see how it is celebrated around the world. It is needed in every country. As a Norwegian many people think that women and men are equal in Norway, but it is still most men in top-positions in big businesses. Thank you for this!

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    • Bethany Edwards
      March 8, 2017 @ 5:26 pm

      So glad you enjoyed the article. Learning from different cultures is transformational I agree! Thanks for your comment!!

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  11. Ewa
    March 9, 2017 @ 8:13 pm

    In Poland it is very popular day.
    When I moved to the UK I was a little surprised that here situation looks different 😉

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    • Bethany Edwards
      March 9, 2017 @ 8:14 pm

      I agree; the West has not caught on to this amazing holiday!

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  12. Tonya
    April 26, 2017 @ 1:51 pm

    This is a great post and made me aware of something I didn’t know about. By the way, what a great quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      April 26, 2017 @ 4:17 pm

      Eleanor is a true hero and role model for all women! Glad you enjoyed the article!

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  13. Casey the College Celiac
    April 26, 2017 @ 6:15 pm

    I LOVE the idea of celebrating International Women’s Day everyday. Even by just showing appreciation for all the work your mother did raising you, by supporting your fellow female co-workers or shutting down sexist jokes, you can make a difference.

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      April 26, 2017 @ 8:34 pm

      The small things and being aware of sexism in small conversations definitely make a difference! Thanks for commenting!

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  14. Pam Avoledo
    April 27, 2017 @ 9:21 pm

    So true! Women are marginalized in society. Our health care is either taken away or shames us. Women need to make their voices heard.

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      April 27, 2017 @ 9:26 pm

      It’s time to rise together and lead the way for our daughters, nieces, friends, co-workers, etc. Thanks for commenting!

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  15. Yana
    April 29, 2017 @ 4:29 am

    In South Africa, the ivory tower is bulldozed anew with every black man’s home destroyed to make way for a white man’s. Yet there are positions between the bulldozed ivory tower and the maximum security prison. The one who sees his responsibility in being ‘only a writer’ has still to decide whether this means he can fulfil[l] his essential gesture to society only by ready-packaging his creativity to the dimensions of a social realism….
    NADINE GORDIMER

    Highly recommend her perspective as a White woman in Apartheid South Africa on International Women’s Day or any day.
    Can’t embed the picture but this is one of my favorite profile pics I use on International Women’s Day
    http://www.quotemaster.org/images/a0/a062b230352d246efc945672581d0ad6.jpg

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      April 29, 2017 @ 4:38 am

      Wow Yana, that picture is deep. There are so many women around the world facing different issues. The brave and strong women I know fight daily in solidarity. We stand with you. Together, we conquer the world. Thank you for your comment. I am closing down for the night and I am feeling very inspired by your thoughtful comment. Thank you!
      P.S. I think South Africa is a beautiful place and recommend anyone who will listen to go visit!

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