Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Cherish a woman.

I am pleased to report that "So what can I do" has been selected Blog of the Day ( by the folks at CitrusMoon. This is especially nice because today is International Women's Day. Thanks CitrusMoon!

This year's theme is "Gender Equality Beyond 2005: Building a More Secure Future." Consider these facts from CARE:

> Of the more than 1 billion people in the developing world who live on less than $1 a day, 70 percent are women.

> Two-thirds of the world's 876 million illiterate adults are women.

> Women produce half the world's food, but own only one percent of its farmland.

There's a lot to be done, but we can start with small steps:

* Send one suit and help a low-income women dress for success at her job interview.

* Voice your opinion about how women are represented in music videos.

* End domestic violence.

* Fight breast cancer.

* Learn more about activities for International Women's Day in your neck of the woods

Most importantly, celebrate today by caring for, loving, supporting, helping, cherishing a woman. Send a card just to say hi, call her up and chat a while, lend a helping hand. Consider all the women you know: your mother, sister, aunt, cousin, wife, fiancee, neighbor, friend, colleague, the sister on the street, the bus, in the car next to you. We're every woman and today is our day! Show us some love!

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