International Women’s Day

BY EMMA-GRACE CALLAN BENNINK

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March 8th, 2018 is International Women’s Day; a day to celebrate and recognize women’s achievements throughout the years as well as bring awareness to issues that need to be solved. Our world has come a long way when it comes to fighting against discrimination of women, but there’s still a long way to go. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report and the International Women’s Day website, gender equality will not be achieved for another two hundred years. That’s two hundred more years of injustice for women around the world. International Women’s Day is a day to recognize the achievements in the past but the day is also about looking towards the future, and how we can end the sexism and inequality that is still prevalent in our world today. Recently, movements like #TimesUp and #MeToo have brought major attention to sexual assault. A world where all women, regardless of race, class, religion or sexual orientation are treated equally to men and each other is something that will benefit all of us.

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