Happy International Women's Day!

some chick says

thank you for saying all the things I never do

I say

the thanks I get is to take all the shit for you

it’s nice that you listen

it’d be nicer if you joined in

as long as you play their game girl

you’re never going to win

- ani di franco (face up and sing)

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So… what DOES this day mean, anyway?  Do you only celebrate if you identify as a woman?  Is it only for “feminists?”

This day has been around since the early 1900’s and has grown to become a global day of recognition for the way gender equality is viewed.

Although we can celebrate how far we’ve come as a society, there are still many battles to overcome.  In the subjects this blog deals with, we know that the private is actually extremely public.  The reality is that eating disorders do not discriminate against gender, sexuality, race, or culture - and the stereotypes/stigma that continue to revolve around it affect how people are able to get help. 

Take a moment today to think about how the women in your life are impacted by what we, as a community, do.  Or don’t do.