If you use Google at any point today, you'll see this little picture celebrating the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day:
Cute? Yes. But the issues facing women today are not so cute. The Financial Times posted on their Facebook page this alarming infograph:
Bryce Covert has also detailed several areas where women are still struggling for equality in her Forbes article, Seven Ways Women Are Still Falling Behind on International Women's Day. Earlier today, President Obama commented on International Women's Day:
"Empowering women isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s the smart thing to do," he said in a statement. "When women succeed, nations are more safe, more secure, and more prosperous. Over the last year, we’ve seen women and girls inspiring communities and entire countries to stand up for freedom and justice, and I’m proud of my Administration’s efforts to promote gender equality worldwide."For this week's Fun Friday, we encourage you (men and women) to celebrate women, empower women and inspire women. There are several local events lined up this weekend to celebrate women, check them out here, here and here!
Photo Credit 1: www.google.com
Photo Credit 2: www.ft.com
Photo Credit 3: www.forbes.com