/YouTube It’s one day a year, within the one month of the year dedicated to honoring and uplifting women in what is still very much a man’s world. Women’s voices may be more prominent than ever before in history, but equality is not an option without allyship, which is why we’re checking to see which retailers are truly checking for us this International Women’s Day. Call it savvy marketing, but men’s clothing retailer seems to be doing the work, both within and on the face of its brand. Last summer, they asked their followers to #EvolvetheDefinition, joining men’s brands like Axe, Dove Men, and soon after, in ramping up difficult but much-needed conversations about how toxic masculinity is dysfunctional for everyone. Now, the brand is celebrating Women’s History Month with their first-ever for women and a series of short films that speak honestly to what gender equality really means. (Spoiler alert: Men needn’t feel threatened, … [Read more...] about It’s International Women Day. Do You Know Where Your Favorite Retailers Stand?
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YWCA of Mount Desert Island | Contributed BAR HARBOR – Every year on International Women’s Day, March 8, people around the world celebrate the women in their lives by shopping at women-owned businesses and by giving support to organizations that help women throughout the year. It has been a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women since 1911. Many people will also celebrate the day by giving flowers to the women in their lives. YWCA MDI invites you to celebrate the women who have made an impact on your life with a hand-delivered, long-stemmed rose. Roses may be purchased for only $5 each, and YWCA volunteers will deliver them anywhere on MDI or Trenton on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8. Note that orders must be placed by Feb. 15. Place your order online at www.ywcamdi.org or call YWCA MDI at 288-5008. … [Read more...] about YWCA MDI Roses for International Women’s Day ordering deadline Feb. 15
An image from last year's Women's Day brew event at ListermannPhoto: Hailey BollingerOn Feb. 1, Listermann Brewing Company is hosting a community brew day inviting all women to help brew a special beer. And this event is not just for seasoned or home brewers, but for any and all women who enjoy beer. The event will start at 9 a.m, and the female-crafted Berliner weisse will be released in four-packs and on draft on March 8 for International Women’s Day.This will be the third year that Listermann has created a female-specific brew, and like last year, the four-pack can art will also feature work from local female artists. Jaclin Hastings, Sarah Francis Hollis, Jenny Roessel Ustick and Emily Louise Howard will be producing the four designs to be found on the yet-to-be-named beer's cans and each four-pack will feature all four designs.Ten percent of proceeds generated from the brew will be donated to local nonprofit organization Women Helping Women, which assists survivors of … [Read more...] about Listermann Brewing Company Hosts All-Female Brew Day for International Women’s Day Beer
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Women will gather downtown in March to mark International Women’s Day, to honor women’s contributions to culture, politics and economics, and push for gender equality.Women first celebrated International Women’s Day in 1911 in Europe, rallying for women’s rights to vote, run for office and work. By 2000, the day went unnoticed in many countries. But on it’s centennial, in 2011 former President Barack Obama called on Americans to observe International Women’s Day and honor women’s accomplishments.The Cleveland March will emphasize supporting women and girls in science and education.The rally is set for March 8 at the Free Stamp in Willard Park at 4:45 p.m. More than 280 people are interested in attending the event, according to its Facebook page. … [Read more...] about Celebrate International Women’s Day in March
close Video Alyssa Milano's #MeToo hashtag sheds light on sexual assault Actress Alyssa Milano rallies Twitter with a #MeToo call-to-action. Thousands of women respond, including Hollywood actresses, and reveal their own experiences with sexual harassment and assault Five months out from the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the subsequent launch of #MeToo, we find ourselves celebrating International Women’s Day on Thursday with a focus on gender parity. Concerned Women for America members join in the celebration. Thankfully, American women enjoy more freedom, opportunity and legal protection than most, if not the entire, world. This is no secret. The majority of legal immigrants to the United States are women who yearn to join our ranks. Even Hillary Clinton recognized this fact when she said in 2015: “There has never been a better time in history to be born female.” We are doctors, lawyers, and governors. We are CEOs and astronauts. Women are on the move. … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day: Is #MeToo yesterday’s hashtag, or will it bring true change?