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Marking International Women’s Day

March 7th, 2007     by Allison Martell     Comments

Next up on Allison Reads The Guardian… Check out a critical take on International Women’s Day. Zoe Williams takes issue with the way it is celebrated:

What is not relevant is fun-packed dancing from around the world, spice workshops and fashion shows. Fashion is to international women’s rights as Agassi kitchen utensils are to gay rights. Yes, some women are interested in fashion; some gay men own more than one brightly coloured fish slice. But it is an outrage against people who take liberties seriously - who embody the core of feminism by interpreting it as a war that hasn’t been won until it’s been won for all women - to trivialise these matters.

What do you think? And what are you doing on International Women’s Day?

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