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A Message for International Women’s Day

Posted by Elizabeth Debold in Blog, Culture, Gender, Uncategorized. 4 comments

8th March

Today, the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, women in Egypt stepped into history by marching in Tahrir Square by the hundreds. They had optimistically called their action “The Million Women March” and although they were not joined on the streets by millions of women, the entire world watched as they moved forward for millions of their sisters in Egypt and across this awakening region. Men met them with abuse and violence, which only made the courage of their actions more apparent.

It’s extraordinary to see women rising up, being the instigators in the Revolutions that are toppling entrenched regimes. Young women are shaming their male peers by daring to speak out and take to the streets.

And while this is a wholly different reality from the one that those of us privileged postmoderns in the West live in, women … Read More »


For the 100th Anniversary of Int’l Women’s Day

Posted by Elizabeth Debold in Blog, Culture, Feminism, Uncategorized, women, Women's liberation. 1 Comment

8th March

As our sisters in Egypt risked their lives by marching in Tahrir Square today, it made me think about those of us in the West who have already won the right to walk where we please, say what we want, and pretty much do want we want with our lives. Even so, the changes here have been relatively recent, and the patterns in our psyches to take the subordinate position and to hold onto our sense of having been wronged, victimized, are still so strong. Somehow I can’t help but think that our sisters in Egypt would want us to step beyond these patterns and take up the responsibility that comes with opportunity. We are very much missing at the top.

So, while I find the video below very powerful–and realize that many women even in the West are struggling for … Read More »





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