#InternationalWomensDay yesterday was a big deal. Ladies across the globe protested, taking to the streets to fight for equality or wearing red in support. But here at PGP…well, some of us took it seriously, some of us used it as an excuse to wear red even though it washes us out, and some of us didn’t do shit. Here is how some of your favorite PGP ladies recognized the day:
Like many, I could not take off work for the day, but I displayed my modern day feminism by wearing red for the cause. In my school, I would say almost all of my colleagues, most of them women, were wearing red too. (Except for Janice, because she’s a bitch.) This, of course, prompted about 25 small humans to ask, “Why is everyone wearing red?” My school had a pre-written message that we had to share with students, should it come up. The only issue was that the generalized statement promoted a few follow up questions, to which I had no answers:
“So why are we at school if it’s a holiday today?”
If my mom is on strike, does that mean my dad is going to make dinner?”
Luckily, our conversation turned, and we were able to discuss important and influential females in the past and today. As with everything that I do, some of the kids actually “got it.” Or at least that’s what I’ll tell myself.
This year, I went into work for a few hours to make sure my bosses didn’t burn the place down. Then I got tf out of there, went home, and had some quality time with my vibrator. Happy International Women’s Day to me and my vagina.
I’m sure this will come as a HUGE shock to you since I live in D.C. and am very politically active, but I am all about International Women’s Day and A Day Without A Woman; I am all about ladies helping ladies! Unfortunately, I had planned a trip months ago that required me to be traveling all day yesterday, so while I wasn’t at work, it didn’t really feel as symbolic as I wanted it to. Instead, I had to find alternative ways to observe the day while traveling. Here’s a list of things I did to celebrate the awesome achievements of women and raise awareness for the plight and inequality of women globally:
1.) Wore red. Red was the official color of the day, so I wore my reddest red sweater dress all through the four hour car ride and subsequent four hour plane trip to show my support.
2.) Only consumed media written/created/produced by women. I watched Whiskey Tango Foxtrot with/by Tina Fey (unexpectedly fantastic- 10/10 would recommend) and read “Truly Madly Guilty” by Liane Moriarty (didn’t finish, but so far I’m hooked).
3.) Way overtipped my female airport bartender. This one is slightly facetious, but we toasted to IWD, so I think it counts.
4.) Had a casual drunk conversation about modern feminism, privilege, and regaining agency with my ladies group text (we’re from D.C., what did you expect?)
5.) Donated to my favorite lady-centric nonprofit. It wasn’t much, but I wanted to do something concrete!
6.) Wrote an article about what International Women’s Day and A Day Without A Woman means to me.
All I did was go to school, I have nothing to talk about.
I tweeted this:
Which was partially in jest, but partially true. One day out of the office and I generally come back to a clusterfuck, so it’s generally just easier to go to work. Plus, I work at a company that provides an amazing amount of maternity leave, free feminine products in the restroom, and lets me take paid-not-counted-as-vacation-days to volunteer with the women’s group I work with, so I feel like I have it better than a lot of my fellow females. That being said, my company is still three-fourths male and most of the time I feel like I have to yell to be heard over the dick-comparison contests our meetings often become, so I definitely wore red yesterday..
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