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Happy International Women's Day!

dark queen
I thought I'd celebrate with three songs, all very different but all with a message:

Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin in what has become an anthem for women, Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves -



Pink with Stupid Girls (Whatever happened to a girl president? She's dancing on a video
next to Fifty Cent) -



And the wonderfully satirical and in your face Lily Allen with her controversial It's Hard Out Here For A Bitch
(personally, I love it and can see the parody although many don't seem to be able to) -






If you'd like to help women help themselves, look into micro banking that allows small loans to women to help set up businesses, mainly in third world countries, donate to a women's refuge or one of the many charities that help women all over the world.


Let's all celebrate how far we've come and reflect on how far we have yet to go!

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capcomplover
Mar. 7th, 2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
Two organisations worth investigating are kiva.org and worldvisionmicro.org.
hummingbyrdd
Mar. 7th, 2014 08:39 pm (UTC)
Hey thanks for the websites!
hummingbyrdd
Mar. 7th, 2014 08:34 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I haven’t heard “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves” in years. That’s excellent!

It’s hard to believe even now in this day and age there are still countries like Iran that make it illegal for women to drive. I think any country that wants to ‘dumb down’ 50% of their population and doesn’t fully appreciate and embrace their women does so at their peril.
laurielover1912
Mar. 9th, 2014 11:21 am (UTC)
I come hiding behind my hands. Creeping back for forgiveness. Wonderful post. I put something up on facebook late last night but wish I'd done something here too.

I really have no excuses or words to say for my pathetic absence, but please know that I have been thinking of you, and know that things have not been easy for you. I sincerely hope that, seeing this bright and brilliant post, that things are easier now. Life. It's a curious thing, is it not? I know too.

Lots of love and hugs from many miles but not many thoughts away.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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