Happy International Women’s Day!
In my humble opinion, every day is International Women’s Day, but at least today we’re getting some of the appreciation we so deserve – and those of us who are abstaining from work get a much-needed day off! In honor of this special occasion, I present you with this:
21 Reasons Why Women Rule the World:
- Because you wouldn’t be alive without us. Duh.
- Because we can make ANOTHER HUMAN with our bodies.
- Because our boobs make FOOD for those humans.
- Because Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
- Because we can somehow wake before the sun, throw in laundry, breastfeed, make lunches, toss chicken in the crockpot for dinner, wrestle kids into clothes and onto the bus, drop the baby at daycare, and get ourselves showered, dressed, and responding to emails by 9 a.m.
- Because Lillian Wald established the first American community nurses, advocated for school nurses, hot lunches in schools, and educational services for kids with special needs.
- Because Marie Curie discovered Radium.
- Because our kisses make it all better.
- Because a woman, Maria Frances Cabrini, was the first U.S. Citizen to be sainted. Clearly, Pope Pius XII was ahead of the curve.
- Because the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize was a woman, Malala Youfazi, who received the prize for her advocacy of girls’ education at 17 years, 2 months, and 23 days old.
- Because, apparently, we are the only people capable of tying a freaking sneaker.
- Because we spend more money than our male counterparts. The world of commerce answers to US.
- Because we never miss the toilet bowl.
- Because we don’t need a DNA test to determine who our children are.
- Because Simone Biles became the most decorated American gymnast after winning four gold medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
- Because Harriet Tubman led 13 missions to rescue more than 70 slaves.
- Because only a woman could have said this: “Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks
- Because Meryl Streep.
- Because the oldest person to climb Mt. Kilamanjaro was an 86-year-old woman named Angela Vorobeva.
- Because Anne Sullivan taught Helen Keller to read and speak, and helped her become the first blind-deaf person to graduate from college. The two of them went on to advocate for people with disabilities.
- Because despite centuries of setbacks, disappointment, heartbreak, abuses, and injustice, we wake up each day, do what needs to be done, and fight on.