What’s Current: Five million women go on strike in Spain for International Women’s Day

  • Organizers estimated that 5.3 million women participated in a women’s strike on International Women’s Day, joining demonstrations, taking the day off from paid and domestic work, and refusing to buy anything.
  • The Zapatista Women In Struggle summit began on Thursday, drawing 5,000 women from 34 nations to share stories, strategize, and celebrate the women’s liberation fight.
  • Meet the women who are redesigning the speculum.
  • Turin’s Egyptian antiquities museum highlights the parity and rights of ancient Egyptian women in society, as compared to their contemporaries and even many successors. CNN reports:

“The women of ancient Egypt — the mighty and the modest — were considered equal to men, said Egyptologist Valentina Santini. ‘They could divorce. They could own property. They had many rights that women in subsequent civilizations didn’t have.'”

  • Saudi women in Jeddah celebrated International Women’s Day by going for a public jog together, a newly acquired right among a suite of cultural reforms issued this year.
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.