Happy International Women's Day
The poster is from the Golden Age of cycling in the 1880s when bicycles became both a symbol and a means of women's liberation. Click on the photo to read the interesting essay about cycling and women's liberation.
Some other items of interest:
-The theme of International Women's Day 2007 is Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls. Nine UN agencies are launching a major initiative this to prevent rape in post-conflict situations. "The Stop Rape Now" campaign is putting on events in Nairobi, Geneva and New York.
-The International Labor Organization (ILO) has released a new report on the Feminization of Working Poverty to coincide with International Women's Day. (Via LabourStart).
-Hillary Clinton has reintroduced pay check equity legislation.
-Norbizness runs down the Male Privilege checklist.
-In honor of IWD, food blogger yumsugar reflects on the progress of female chefs in top kitchens. Did you know that Cris Comerford became the first woman head Chef at the White House in 2005? Yumsugar shares Comerford's recipe for State of the Union soup.
-Finally, here's a nice round-up of IWD-related history at Legal History Blog.