Unfortunately, I’m feeling unwell today so unable to go into work. Happily, though, this gives me the chance to post on International Women’s Day. There are a number of entries around the ‘sphere – Rob Corr’s birthday is also today, and he has some interesting reflections on celebratory days specifically and generally, OLS reminds her readers that this year is the one hundredth anniversary of (white) women getting the vote in Queensland and Flutey points out that the gap between women’s and men’s wages is widening. Any readers interested in a sociological analysis of the reasons for this lamentable development I wrote for the Queensland government can download it here – it’s part of the submission on Pay Equity.
IWD, then, is a day for celebration, but also for consciousness of how far we have yet to travel towards genuine equality between the sexes.
NOTE: Image of the wonderful Emma Goldman courtesy of Anarchist Images. This one’s for my friend Michael C! As Emma wrote, “If I can’t dance it’s not my revolution”.