BEIJING - A little less than two weeks ago was International Women’s Day (IWD). I thought I would dedicate that day’s two English classes to discussing issues related to IWD and the situation of women in China. It was not until two weeks ago sitting in my office in Beijing that I realized that IWD is a day when people actually do things, like giving gifts. For my friend and her colleagues in Beijing it meant working half a day.
Eve Ensler, big supporter of Occupy Wall Street, accepted the invitation of an OWS occupier to participate in a dicsussion group (October 16) about how to make the OWS movement more inclusive of women and other traditionally marginalized people.
In honor of International Women's Day and in honor of Women's History Month, I present to you the introduction of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's groundbreaking, polemical, Christian Bible alternative, The Woman's Bible. Her powerful words speak for themselves. Read. Think. Learn.