The United Nations instituted International Women's Day, celebrated every year on March 8, to commemorate the contribution of women in the socio-political sphere as well as in global peace and security.
International Women's Day can be traced back to the women's suffrage movement starting in the 19th century. Over many decades, women achieved tremendous progress in many areas of life. Women's emancipation from traditional roles took on new meaning when they traveled into space and fought alongside men in combat.
Insightful Quotes About Womenhood
"Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity."
"God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met."
Harriet Beecher Stowe
"Women are the real architects of society."
"The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world."
"Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President's spouse. I wish him well!"
"Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size."
"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition."
"Women are always beautiful… "
"A charming woman doesn't follow the crowd. She is herself."
"Women are seldom silent. Their beauty is forever speaking for them."
"Women are leaders everywhere you look -- from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes."
"A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult."
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission."
Robert Elliott Gonzales, "Poems and Paragraphs"
"All the world's a stage, and it's a dead easy guess which sex has all the speaking parts."
"The history of all times, and of today especially, teaches that women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves."
"A free race cannot be born of slave mothers."
"I really don't think I need buns of steel. I'd be happy with buns of cinnamon."
"Being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men."
"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman."
"Remember the dignity of your womanhood. Do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel. Take courage, join hands, stand beside us, fight with us."
"The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it."
"It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else."
"Dream the dreams that have never been dreamt."