Today I am thinking of women too often ignored or even hurt by the feminist movement. Trans* women, women of color, disabled women, fat women, queer women, elderly women, poor women, women in prison, women who are sex workers, women who are undocumented, women who are more than one of the above. Today is your day, too. I celebrate you and your strengths.
3:42PM Live Guardian Blog Update
There are signs that a “million woman march” being held in Cairo to coincide with International Women’s Day is turning ugly. Women are demanding female input on the drafting of Egypt’s constitution (the committee drawing up amendments is all male) and legislative changes that will guarantee complete gender equality but there is a counterprotest.
@pakinammer is tweeting from the protest. Here’s a selection from her recent updates:
A guy now is schooling us on how women should stay home and raise men who can become presidents =) #Tahrir
A physical scuffle broke out now now. I think I’m leaving. This can get disgusting, easily. #Tahrir #Women #Protests
One man, carried on shoulders, shouting: “A woman’s place is her house.” Some women arguing back. No point if you ask me. #Tahrir #Sick