March 8th was International Women’s day. Who decides these things? Anyway, I discovered some interesting blog posts. Enjoy.
- The Ten Most Powerful female Characters in Literature” by Emily Temple can be found on Flavorwire. Excerpt: “The wife of Bath is lewd and lascivious – but behind all the dirty jokes she’s making an argument for female dominance and a woman’s right to control her body, using her considerable rhetorical skill to simultaneously underscore and attack the anti-feminist traditions of the time. Not too shabby for 14th century literature.” I’m not sure I would pick these ten, but I like them. What do you think?
- International Women’s Day: 10 ways to celebrate” by Maura Judkis can be found in the Washington Post. Excerpt: “International Women’s Day was born of activism – the holiday was founded in 1910, when a German woman named Clara Zetkin proposed that every country devote a day to the needs and political demands of women.”
- “5 Social Media Campaigns Rocking International Women’s Day” by Zoe Fox at Mashable US & World. Excerpt: “Rock the Lips, a campaign created by agency AKQA, is trying to make red lips the universal symbol of women’s empowerment. The campaign hopes 1 million women will wear red lipstick and share photos of themselves on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram using the hashtag #RockTheLips.” Red lipstick as a symbol, hmmmm. Using make-up as a symbol of empowerment a bit of a stretch. What do you think?