We know. Women should be celebrated everyday. But today is YOUR special day. It's International Women's Day.
March 8 has been observed as International Women's Day (IWD) since the early 20th century, a time that saw great technological expansion, terrible wars, and the rise of radical ideologies including feminism. With the arrival of World Wars I and II, women entered the work force on a scale never seen before. Women replaced men in the factories, taking jobs as welders and machine operators, leading to the ideology of economic equality across genders. Iconic images like that of Rosie the Riveter spread across America symbolizing feminism and championing the working woman during World War II. An interesting side note is that IWD used to be called International Working Women's Day to celebrate a women's budding economic power.
Since the end of World War II, women have come far in America and across the globe in terms social and economic equality. Although there is still a lot to be done, today is the day we celebrate where we are and where we started.
Today in Russia today, men wake up early buy flowers for their sleeping wives, daughters, mothers, and grandmothers. In China, women get the day off from work and in Pakistan, theatrical performances and poetry readings are a part of IWD celebrations.
At The Bronzery, we know firsthand the importance of women in the family and in the work force. Women are more and more becoming the breadwinners of their families while still raising children. The Bronzery often get calls from thoughtful daughters wanting to get their military parent's combination covers or combat boots bronzed or caring grandmothers that want to bronze their grandchildren's baby shoes for a lifetime. Women are often affectionately called the glue of their families and we agree!
Rock on ladies.