Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Happy International Women's Day (Video)

Airlines fly '100% female-operated' flights for Women's Day (Air France and Air India)

Women's Day Quotes

"If you have a person enslaved, the first thing you must do is to convince yourself that the person is subhuman -- and won't mind the enslavement. The second thing you must do is convince your allies that the person is subhuman so that you have some support. But the third and the unkindest cut of all is to convince that person that he, she, is not quite a first-class citizen. When the complete job has been done, the initiator can go back years later and ask, "Why don't you people like yourselves more?" You see? It's been true for women, it's been true for immigrants, it's been true for Asians, it's been true for Spanish-speaking people. So now we have to undo. We know this -- and we have to undo these lessons which have been learned by all of us. And so it will be no small matter. But we can undo it. We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike."

"Lara Logan's criminal assault and ordeal shows that violence against women crosses all lines of geography, privilege and culture -- and so does women's determination to protect each other. Just as her attackers should be punished, the women who took the risk of defending Lara deserve gratitude for providing an example we all must follow."

"I'm sorry, but I think this next step in human evolution is going to be led by women of conscience, supported by men of conscience."

"Women will transform the world. The world will not change without us doing it, and I see it everywhere I go. Nothing's going to change until the women have absolute authority."

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