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International Women's Day has been observed since sometime in the early 1900's.
Originating during a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies, it has become a modern national and international fixture.
According to Raw Story:
One of this year's key events was a massive Women's Day meet this weekend in Liberia, hosted by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, which focused on the future of women in the world.(Raw Story). You have come a long way baby, but don't even think of stopping until you read Why Women Should Rule The World.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are among 400 leading women, several of them heads of state, who were expected at the gathering -- which also marks a milestone for Liberia, still recovering from its 1989-2003 civil war and hosting its first such high-profile event since the late 1970s.
We wrote about an especially noteworthy item a while back, concerning Michelle Obama.
For the first time in history a wonderful black woman is The First Lady.
She descends from slaves who built her new home!
Today Dredd Blog also remembers that Mother Nature is characterized, in American culture, as a woman.
But she is disrespected by the right wing politicians, the neoCons.
Not only do the misogynist psychopaths, who generally belong to the republican Tea Party at this time, treat American women unfairly lately, they are also on a long term path to destroy Mother Nature as well.
Here is the text from a Dredd Blog post on this date some years ago, showing that, even with favorable efforts, we only have a 50/50 chance of reversing global warming:
We have talked about big time which refers to our sun, our star.
We have talked about little time which refers to the time our planet has left to keep giving us life.
We have talked about our wrongfully interfering with that time by accelerating the time for disaster.
The resistance to the reality in our solar system or on our planet is futile, because time is a focused amoral machine.
The US Congress during the Bush II regime, and to a lesser degree now, does not understand that even our greatest efforts will not guarantee we will avert disaster:
The world's best efforts at combating climate change are likely to offer no more than a 50-50 chance of keeping temperature rises below the threshold of disaster, according to research from the UK Met Office.(Independent, italics added). If they could put the clock in their eyes when they look at the children, tears of hope might appear from the jaded matrix.