Happy International Women’s Day!
In Russia, it has become a vomit-inducing feast of mawkishness with no connection whatsoever to what it was supposed to be: an occasion to promote gender equality and women’s right, created by socialist female activist Klara Tsetkin. In the U.S., it is barely known outside of the small community of advocacy think-tanks. While I’m not crazy about the socialist origin of this holiday, I’d like to think that somehow we as the global society can use these yearly occasions to raise awareness of existing gender inequalities and to promote gender equality and women’s rights.
This year, a great effort was made by the British James Bond actor Daniel Craig, who dressed as a woman to raise awareness of existing gender inequalities: