I've been posting images with the hashtag #OneQuoteWednesday to my various social media presences (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr) for almost two months now. Below are the images I've posted so far, if you aren't following me via any of those platforms (you should be!).
According to my Facebook news feed, today is International Women's Day. According to the IWD website:
Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. And we have much to celebrate today. But progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places. The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then one year later in 2015, they estimated that a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress meant the gender gap wouldn't close entirely until 2133.
Education and representation are key elements of achieving gender parity, just as they are with most of the global-societal issues that we face (but that's an essay for another time). A few years back I was sitting in traffic while my mind wandered, thinking about a book of short stories I had recently read where all of the protagonists were women.