happy international women’s day!

Hillary Clinton is one wise woman.

Hillary Clinton is one wise woman.

In honour of International Women’s Day, I thought I would dig up some of my favourite recent links, gifs and quotes that celebrate women, drive change, and promote equal rights. Grab a tea, click on the hyper links and enjoy. We’ve still got a long way to go, but the more awareness, the better. Women, let’s continue inspiring and supporting one another.

Best New Movement for Equality:

He for She 

Not There

Best Feminist Books I Read This Year:

Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg

I AM THAT GIRL, by Alexis Jones

The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

Bossypants, by Tina Fey

Yes, Please, by Amy Poehler

Despite my mediocre review of Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham, it still had some great messaging.

Favourite Feminist Twitter Accounts:

Journalist Charles Clymer

Organization He for She

Community I Am That Girl

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls 

He for She

He for She

Best New Feminist Advocate: Emma Watson of course!

Here are some great, inspiring quotes Emma has given us this year:

1) MTV Article

2)  Emma’s speech on gender equality (transcript)

3) Emma’s speech on gender equality (video)

International Women to be Celebrated:

Bad*ss journalist tells this guy what’s up.

Girls around the World.

39 Stunning Images of Working Women Around the World.

Best Ad Campaign:

#LikeAGirl 

Salvation Army #TheDress Campaign

Raising awareness for domestic violence

Raising awareness for domestic violence

Best Daily Girl-Power Sites and Blogs:

Hello Giggles

Smart Girls 

Jezebel, obviously.

The Working Women Blog

Meryl and Jennifer

Meryl and Jennifer

Best Hollywood Moment this Year:

Patricia Arquette’s speech, and Meryl and J-Lo’s reaction.

Best responses to sexist questions by celebrities. (Women like Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone and Zooey Deschanel weigh in)

Women in Education and Careers:

#GirlsCanCode

Female Directors Breaking Barriers 

Women in Media and Politics

Most Inspiring Event (for me) This Year:

International Book Fair, featuring some amazing women. 

#GirlBoss

#GirlBoss

Books on my Must-Read List:

#GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

Thrive, by Arianna Huffington

The Mom Shift, by Reva Seth

I Know I Am, But What Are You?, by Samantha Bee

Best Fictional Female Bad*sses:

Sydney in the Bloodlines series She’s not your typical strong heroine, but proves that women can be strong in other ways. Well done, Richelle Mead.

June, in the Legend trilogy June is smart first and strong second.

Saba in The Dustlands trilogy Saba is fierce, flawed and driven.

Amanda Lindhout

Amanda Lindhout

Most Inspiring Woman of the Year:

Amanda Lindhout Read A House in the Sky immediately.

The Women (and Colin) of SNL

The Women (and Colin) of SNL

Favourite Female Cast:

The SNL Ladies. Fierce, funny, and powerful. Need I say more?

Happy International Women’s Day!

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

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