Happy International Women’s Day!

Yes, I know, this is not really relevant to riding, but hey, it was too important to miss.  Today is International women’s day.   For those of you who don’t know, International women’s day has been observed since the early 1900s (although the day has changed a few times). It’s a global day of recognition and celebration across both developed and developing countries. It’s actually an official holiday in 27 countries (including Cambodia, China and Eritrea).

You may ask, ‘why do we need this – women have the vote, don’t they?’.  Yet the sad truth is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men.  We need to continue to advocate for rights and an end to the discrimination of women worldwide.

Happy March 8 everyone!

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