1. IWD Sparks International Protest and Celebration.
As we know, there are a million and one ways to celebrate the most important holiday of the year. You could celebrate by attending the “Vagina Monologues” performed by your local girl gang (s/o the gal pals of Team THINX and to those of you who joined us on Monday or Tuesday!), you could celebrate by stuffing your face with vulva cupcakes (s/o to Cooking With Claire), OR you could take to the streets and demand equality with some badass protests. All are valid, IMHO. Speaking of protests, this year’s International Women’s Day saw many, occurring in every corner of the world from Belgium to Pakistan, all the way out to the Philippines, back around to Georgia and Turkey, out to Afghanistan and India, down to Paraguay, and around to Poland and Romania. Women (with other-gendered people by their sides) took to the streets globally to protest many things including a lack of empathy for female asylum-seekers, honor killings and government-sanctioned violence against women, inequal work opportunity and labor exploitation, workplace sexual harassment, lack of representation in government, lack of reproductive justice, aaaaand lots of other fun atrocities. Woof. However, there’s plenty to celebrate, too! Alongside the protests (which, in and of themselves make an awesome statement about how women are speaking up and are ready to be heard loud and clear), there were also vibrant celebrations of women around the world, honoring feminist movements of the past, present, and future. Spread the lady love wherever you can, sistas. Also, check out this special International Women’s Day t-shirt from our fave Matt McGorry. All proceeds go to NARAL, and you get to be twinsies with the sweetest male feminist around!