International Images for International Women’s Day (Re-blogged)

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Eyrie Of An Aries

I decided to post some multi-cultural images in observation of International Women’s Day. Other blogs and articles that I read today are strictly focused on European or Asian women, so I wanted to give those of us who are severely under-represented the spotlight!

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Midweek Musings: International Women’s Day (Re-blogged)

International Women’s Day is on a Thursday this year. I decided to post my “Midweek Musings” from last year about this day.

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Eyrie Of An Aries

Today is International Women’s Day, and March is Women’s History Month. What, if anything, do these observances mean to myself and other women around the world? It depends on who you ask, where that person resides, and what their perspectives and experiences are. When I talk with others, I look for common ground and relatable experiences to initiate dialogue. Then, if I find a difference in personal experiences between myself and another, I ask questions in an attempt to learn about and understand that person’s unique experiences. The funny thing about this is, even the most basic questions that I ask of others never really get answered! This makes it difficult to know where another person is coming from, and makes it virtually impossible to meet them halfway with anything.

These hiccups in communication mostly occur in online interactions, especially when there are differences in language and culture…

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International Images for International Women’s Day

I decided to post some multi-cultural images in observation of International Women’s Day. Other blogs and articles that I read today are strictly focused on European or Asian women, so I wanted to give those of us who are severely under-represented the spotlight!

😎

Midweek Musings: International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and March is Women’s History Month. What, if anything, do these observances mean to myself and other women around the world? It depends on who you ask, where that person resides, and what their perspectives and experiences are. When I talk with others, I look for common ground and relatable experiences to initiate dialogue. Then, if I find a difference in personal experiences between myself and another, I ask questions in an attempt to learn about and understand that person’s unique experiences. The funny thing about this is, even the most basic questions that I ask of others never really get answered! This makes it difficult to know where another person is coming from, and makes it virtually impossible to meet them halfway with anything.

These hiccups in communication mostly occur in online interactions, especially when there are differences in language and culture. Mistakes in translation can create unintended offense on both ends. This is why I prefer speaking with others face-to-face: it’s easier to gauge the veracity and intent of the person with whom I’m speaking, and enables one to clear up any misunderstandings right away!

What does this observation have to do with International Women’s Day, you might ask? Plenty. After all, I am one woman in this big world. Therefore, my observations, experiences and perspectives are just as important on this day as that of any other real, genuine, XX-chromosome-bearing woman. International Women’s Day, and Women’s History Month, still seem more tailored for the Euro-centric and Anglo-identifying ones. Inclusion is still lacking, from what I see – but, that’s just my perspective!

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Total Eclipse Tuesday!

What an exceptional day! There is a New Moon, and a total solar eclipse occurring, but I won’t get to see it unless I watch the live webcast. From Space.com:

Today (March 8) the moon will pass in front of the sun, causing the first and only total solar eclipse of 2016. For skywatchers around the world, here’s how to see the eclipse and what to expect. The eclipse will be visible across Indonesia, from the islands of Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi and Halmahera. A partial eclipse will be visible over southern and eastern Asia, northern and western Australia, and Hawaii. Skywatchers in the rest of the world can watch the eclipse live in a webcast hosted by the Slooh Community Observatory.

International Women’s Day is observed on this day – and the young women abducted from the school in Chibok, Nigeria, have been away from their families and loved ones for 694 days.
Today also marks the festival of Maha Shivratri.

Here are three purely random songs…enjoy!

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