Wednesday, March 8

I am woman hear me roar

Happy International Women's Day! I hope you celebrated this special day the only way women know how - by getting your hair and nails done, then going shopping followed afterwards by a spot of high tea and idle gossip. While history is littered with famous females who pioneered change in traditional gender roles and attitudes, there are still plenty of remarkable women who continue to carry on the good fight. Let's give thanks to some of these women. They shall remain nameless but I think you can guess who they are just from their achievements alone.

Women who have brought peace to troubled regions where similarly-named men before them have failed

Women who have risen to a position of such economic power that they are the main breadwinners of their families

Women who are not afraid to stand up and fight for their legal rights, thus creating trail-blazing precedents for women seeking to marry and outlive wheelchair-bound oil billionaires

Women who have devoted their life to defying mortality

Closer to home, we have China's own Ice Queen (back by popular demand) who took her first plunge into the freezing waters of the Songhua river as a means of getting over her divorce. See in China, you don't get the option of starring in a movie with Vince Vaughn and making him your rebound guy.

And so we salute you Ms Ice Queen because you chose to put on something bright purple and go swimming rather than do Vanity Fair interviews or pose for a GQ spread. May your magical ruby slippers take you wherever you want to go.


At 11:13 PM, Anonymous oneyedogirl said...

The freedom to scarf down McDonald's when you should have stuck with Moo Shu Pork.

At 1:16 PM, Blogger surtr said...

argh! damn! someone beat me to the whole Sharon joke! grrrr.


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