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We at sexybling honor and commemorate a 10 days International Women’s Day celebration in respect and recognition of the strong efforts of global women’s leaders such as Theresa Malkiel, Luise Zietz,Clara Zetkin and Sylvia Pankhurst. This year’s international women’s day theme is #PressForProgress and we are more than eager to participate as the very same theme defines our personal motivation behind modeling a women’s exclusive store aiming to contribute to the social uplifting of women’s status and rights as equally contributing members of the global village society. We visualise a world where a woman and a man share equal suffrage and economic rights over the globe, and women’s contributions to the service of global society are credited with honorable mention in history and time.
This year at the International Women’s Day, participants of the #PressForProgress & sister campaigns such as the #TimesUp & #MeToo are declaring solidarity with the movement through expressive Black Colored Attire and we wish to contribute to the social cause through our selection of exclusive International Women’s Day Dresses, jewelry, shoes, bags and beauty accessories for you to mark this year’s socio-political event and advocate women importance! .
How The International Women’s Day Was Born?
The earliest observation of women’s day celebration was organized by the Socialist Party of America, held in New York on February 28th, 1909. Due to the untiring and constant efforts of Theresa Malkiel(1874-1949), this celebration marked the birth of the worldwide movement that followed and is now a United Nations recognized public holiday event.
In August 1910, an International Women’s Conference was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Inspired by the American socialist movement, Luise Zietz(1865-1922) proposed the establishment of an annual international women’s day and this notion was backed up by German activist and women’s advocate Clara Zetkin(1857-1933). These social leaders were powerful and strong hearted individuals who marked the birth of the internationally respected event and movement that is the International Women’s Day.
The International Women’s Movement achieved a historical milestone on March 8, 1917 when the women textile workers in the capital of Russian Empire, Petrograd, began a ‘demonstration for peace and bread’ and are reported to have protested in such vast numbers that they eventually covered the whole capital city. This protest is credited with marking the beginning of the Russian Revolution when the women in St.Petersburg marched for:
End of World War I
End to the Russian Food Shortage
End of Czarism
In memory of the Event, Leon Trotsky(1879-1940) who was a Soviet Politician wrote,‘(8th March) was International Women's Day and meetings and actions were foreseen. But we did not imagine that this 'Women's Day' would inaugurate the revolution. Revolutionary actions were foreseen but without date. But in the morning, despite the orders to the contrary, textile workers left their work in several factories and sent delegates to ask for support of the strike… which led to mass strike... all went out into the streets.
This statement justifies the extent to which the women’s worker union held power in its resolve to save humanity and it was these events that are the rightful inheritors to the end of the world war I.
In 1932, the effort of Soviet women towards the uplifting of women’s status in society earned them the official promotion of being free from the dishonorable status of being second class citizens and women were now officially recognized and respected as equal members of society.
The Movement Rise, Significance & Power Today
Moving onto recent history, on the International Women’s Day 8th March,2011. Events were held across the world in which more than 100 countries participated to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the International Women’s DDay. Barack Obama announced March 2011 to be ‘Women’s History Month’ in the United States and a precedent was set for future generations to be enlightened with the contributions of women across the globe in time untold.
The #PressForProgress theme for the 2018 official International Women’s Day emphasises the need to motivate global cultures towards Gender Parity and challenging stereotype biases. The international movement aims at uniting the world through mass social cohesion against the gender-based social exclusion and unjust division of the human family.
The collective movement stands for every individual to rise up and make a resolution for pressing for all the positive progress that they achieve, and goes further to hold the faith in humanity that together, now more than ever, we need to start establishing unified goals so that we can all be part of each other’s progress and support in life.
There are other campaigns associated with the #PressforProgress such as the #TimesUp campaign and the #MeToo campaign.
The #TimesUp campaign is an initiative taken under the #PressforProgress theme by the global social influence leaders in the entertainment industry such as actresses Emma Watson, Mila Kunis, Meryl Streep, Halle Berry, Natalie Portman and 295 others. #TimesUp addresses the workplace discrimination that keeps underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential in the professional world and has teamed up with leading legal advocates to give voice to the voiceless and bring suppressors to courtroom justice.
The #MeToo campaign also stands for a big cause which deals head-on with disturbing issues of women harassment and sexual assaults, especially in the workplace environment and has seen huge legal success in bringing down sexually exploiting predators.
We stand firmly with the #PressForProgress campaign and all its sister campaigns that advocate justice in every aspect of the human life. Every human being deserves the right to be treated with respect and truth such that nobody gets away with an unacceptable exploitation of the other individuals in their environment. Initiatives taken by women almost a 100+ years ago are now finally reaping the fruits of determination, patience, and labor and we invite everyone who stands for humanity, equality, discipline and justice to step forward and declare their allegiance with the International Women’s Day on the 8th March of 2018.
As Sexybling is a store that believes in a woman’s right to beautify her presence for her own sake and self-empowerment, our pro-feminist team came up with a couple of fun ideas in the spirit of contributing to #PressForChange , for you to try out on this momentous celebration of the International Women’s Day in all its due glory! So here’s a sexy list of beautiful ideas to inspire the spirit of International Women’s Day 2018 onto those you love and contribute to the cause.