'Just taking a moment to observe International Women's Day today March 8th. "International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc. In many regions, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. In other regions, however, the original political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner." Wiki
My SL friend Belinda Barnes depicts it well in this SL photo she made tailored after the retro Rosie the Riveter wartime poster "We Can Do It" motivational posters representing women left home behind while their men were off at war, having to mange without spouses, often working very hard to make ends meet. Per Wiki,"Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who were in the military. Rosie the Riveter is commonly used as a symbol of feminism and women's economic power."
Take advantage of many group gifts and freebies around SL today in honor of this special day. It's a good day for ladies to try to remember to be good role models and for everyone to remember the special ladies in their lives.