10 empowering feminist movies to watch on International Women's Day

Women's day special

Have you noticed a lot of ladies in red today? When we see injustice, we all need to speak out against it in our day-to-day lives, and not just on International Women's Day. The occasion picked up more momentum when a series of worldwide human rights conventions were adopted and applied, on the top of which was the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on December 18, 1979. But the day still retains the essence of its Marxist roots by encouraging women to think of themselves as a homogenous class with discrete common interests, in opposition to men's. The theme for 2018 is #PressforProgress.

For some local women at the state's only women's college, it was time to consider what gender equality really would mean.

In Hollywood, many top-earning actresses have called attention to women's issues in the modern age, especially in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the ensuing #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.

Zinedine Zidane believes Gareth Bale is fundamental to Real Madrid
But Ronaldo proved the difference again, the 33-year-old taking his tally for the season to 35 goals in 37 appearances. Bale had a chance to restore Real's lead in the 63rd minute but his header sailed inches wide of the upright.

It's a day to celebrate women's achievements and to push for equality, because even in our advanced nation, women still earn only 80 cents for every $1 a man earns.

Though International Women's Day is observed globally, it's not an official holiday in all countries.

Alongside Ms Mlambo-Ngcuka in the UN General Assembly Hall, American actor and producer Reese Witherspoon highlighted that the movement for women's rights will continue until it achieves its goals. That bill did not pass.

Eagles trade Torrey Smith to Panthers
According to multiple reports, the Eagles have agreed to trade Smith to the Carolina Panthers for cornerback Daryl Worley . Worley, 23, was a 3rd round draft pick for the Panthers back in 2016, and has made 25 starts over the last two seasons.

Top Photo | Protesters build a wall of signs outside the White House for the Women's March on Washington during the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency in Washington, Jan. 21, 2017. The publication also got an email by a representative of the fast food chain confirming that the upside-down arched marked the "celebration of women everywhere". (Hence the "international" part of its title.) Each year, organizations host events ranging from talks, exhibits, and gatherings to help you find a community to celebrate with. Last year, Facebook hosted a 24-hour livestream with female entrepreneurs, policy makers, and leaders.

Women without jobs were also urged to withhold labour. On an average, women are paid almost 23 percent lower than men and in countries like Turkey, the gap can be as much as 75 percent.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY | Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah Salutes Women Worldwide
I certainly want to know that my own daughters will be able to achieve whatever it is that they want, regardless of gender. Looking at 144 countries, the WEF concludes that an average global gender gap of 32% remains, compared to 31.7% in 2016.

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