Monday, March 08, 2010

Happy International Women's Day

Hello, ladies. 

My wife says it is almost never appropriate to say, "Hello, ladies" because it sounds creepy, but I think a strong case can be made that when one is writing a post for International Women's Day it is not only appropriate but expected.

International Women's Day was started in 1911 and a lot has changed since then.  Notice, for instance, the comic on the left.  Why, these days Lois would just use her cell phone to call Superman.

Harriet Beecher Stowe said that "Women are the real architects of society" and she should know, since she started the Civil War.  I am glad for the positive changes in women's roles over the years, and I know that many of the people who have had the most profound impact on my life have been women.  There's still work to be done, for sure, before there is true equality in our society, but I think we're still headed in the right direction.

As a little IWD treat, here's my first ever published article, written in a moment of anger when someone said something demeaning about the role of women in spiritual leadership.  Please enjoy "Estrogen Dampens the Holy Spirit."

And Happy International Women's Day to all the women out there.  We're thankful for you and appreciative of your many contributions to society and making life better.