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Happy International Women’s Day!

8. March 2011 by Christy 0 Comments

As most gentlemen are aware, today is very special day in Russia and Ukraine. It’s International Women’s Day! An official holiday in many Eastern European countries, IWD is a day when men appreciate women for their beauty and femininity, presenting gifts of flowers, chocolate, jewelry, and more. The holiday is also a time when people around the world will fight for women’s rights and celebrate the contributions women have made to society. Here are a few International Women’s Day celebrations taking place around the world.

 

  • In honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, search giant Google created a new logo featuring women in education and medicine. Google also partnered with Women for Women International to coordinate “Join Women on the Bridge” meetups. Google Map users may also notice that a peg woman has replaced the standard peg man feature.
  • Women in Egypt plan demonstrated on Tuesday, calling for greater equality and demanding a more significant role in politics. “If we're not involved in building the constitutional and legislative future of this country now, then when? Why do we see women, who were almost 50 percent of the protesters in Tahrir, not represented in decision-making rooms?” asked Nehad Abu El Komsan, head of the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights.
  • Air India and Air France is celebrating International Women’s Day by offering 100% female-operated flights. Air India will operate 11 such flights, while Air France will operate a flight from Paris to Hong Kong.
  • Donning a long, blonde wig, full makeup, and a dress, James Bond star Daniel Craig recently showed his softer side in a short film released in honor of International Women’s Day. Directed by Sam Taylor-Wood, the video first shows Craig dressed as the famed British spy while actress Judi Dench, who plays “M” in the Bond movies, details the injustices women face in today’s society.
  • In the United States, President Barack Obama proclaimed March 2011 as “Women’s History of Month” and encouraged Americans to reflect on "the extraordinary accomplishments of women" in shaping the country's history.”
  • First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the 100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges. Clinton stated: “So let us mark this day by finding ways to ensure women and girls' access to education, healthcare, jobs, and credit, and to protect their right to live free from violence."

Gentlemen can still wish a special lady a happy International Women’s Day by sending an e-card, logging on for a video chat, or writing a special message. Also, don’t forget that premium members can view free introduction videos today!