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:
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
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:
Best Ad Campaign:
Best Daily Girl-Power Sites and Blogs:
Best Hollywood Moment this Year:
Best responses to sexist questions by celebrities. (Women like Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone and Zooey Deschanel weigh in)
Women in Education and Careers:
Most Inspiring Event (for me) This Year:
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.
Most Inspiring Woman of the Year:
Amanda Lindhout Read A House in the Sky immediately.
Favourite Female Cast:
The SNL Ladies. Fierce, funny, and powerful. Need I say more?
Happy International Women’s Day!