Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day, an annual observance to celebrate the achievements of women, and also to bring about political and social awareness of the struggles of women around the world.
Along with there being a Google Doodle today in honor of the day, some of our favorite geeky proprieties are getting in the spirit, such as Star Wars, which shared an image of the many kick-ass women of the their universe, along with the message, “Happy Galactic Women’s Day!” Check out the image here below, along with some other messages for this most excellent observance.
Each year, the United Nations gives the day a specific theme, with 2014’s being Inspiring Change, which “encourages advocacy for women’s advancement and calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.”
And a Happy International Women’s Day from Geeks of Doom! We salute all the ladies of the Doom Crew and our female fans, along with all the awesome women filmmakers, actresses, video game makers, musicians, comic book creators, writers, and artists — oh, and women astronauts, they are the coolest!!!!! — who make the world a more wonderful and geeky place. Here’s to progress and more to come!
“Give a girl an education, and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one she has the means of settling well, without farther expense to anybody.” – Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
Below are some fun and inspiring messages in honor of International Women’s Day.