March 22, 2023 · 7:42 am
The month of March is designated as “Women’s History Month,” designed to celebrate “women’s contributions to history, culture and society.”
This month long celebration is highlighted on March 8th as “International Women’s Day” a global holiday to focus on and bring attention to various women’s issues.
Interestingly, this has spawned a good deal of conversation in religious circles about the role of women in the church.
Notably making news is the Saddleback Church and its previous pastor, Rick Warren, for hiring a female teaching pastor last year. As a result, Saddleback was disfellowshipped from the Southern Baptist Association. Continue reading →
April 14, 2022 · 4:14 am
“Can you provide a definition for the word ‘woman’?”
This question was asked by Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, in the recent confirmation hearing for her appointment to the Supreme Court.
Appearing somewhat bewildered Jackson, responded, “I am not a biologist.” Continue reading →
February 3, 2022 · 8:26 am
On the calendar of obscure holidays today, February 3rd is designated as National Women Physicians Day.
It’s also the day that officially observes the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S., in 1849. In fact, she graduated #1 in her class.
In the past 173 years, women have made great strides in the field of medicine, and especially so in the past 50+ years. My daughter-in-law, April, who’s a family practice physician, once told me that women now comprise more than 50% of all medical school students. Continue reading →
March 9, 2021 · 7:44 am
After writing and posting yesterday’s blog, I turned on the Today show and learned it was International Women’s Day.
If you’re not familiar with IWD, according to their web page “International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” Their history goes back to 1911 to the first celebration in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland.
In 1975 the United Nations celebrated IWD for the first time. In 1996 the UN adopted an annual theme. And in 2011 President Obama proclaimed March to be “Women’s History Month” and called upon Americans to celebrate women’s accomplishments. Continue reading →
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June 16, 2020 · 4:16 am
My daughter-in-law, April, who’s a family practice physician, recently told me that women now comprise more than 50% of all medical school students.
In the past 50 years, we have witnessed more women in prominent positions in every profession and occupation. In business, industry, entertainment, education, finance, health-care, and politics, women are serving, excelling, and occupying leadership roles. Continue reading →
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March 9, 2017 · 6:23 am
Yesterday was International Women’s Day. Their web site says it is “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” Their 2017 campaign theme is #BeBoldForChange.
The ten values they claim to espouse are: Justice. Dignity. Hope. Equality. Collaboration. Tenacity. Appreciation. Respect. Empathy. And Forgiveness. Continue reading →
March 8, 2016 · 6:31 am
Did you know that today is International Women’s Day?
I didn’t either until I heard it mentioned on the news last night. In fact, I didn’t know what it was. So, of course, I googled it. Their web page reveals the following.
Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Yet let’s also be aware progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity. Their 2016 campaign theme is #PledgeForParity
Their web page asked, “How will you mark the day?” Continue reading →