On this International Women's Day I wish I could say that I went out and stood up for equality and justice. Instead I spent the day doing laundry, grocery shopping, baking and trying to coax my daughter into eating her veggies. Not a list for the feminist books.
I don't think of myself as a particularly political person, but coming from the UK there are policies in this country that confound me; health care and maternity leave to name two that I have been personally affected by. And as I listened to NPR while driving between errands, I felt proud that there are so many women out there fighting to make the US a more progressive place. I also felt exasperated that we aren't there yet.
I am not here to make controversial statements or start a debate, so I will keep my list of political grievances to myself. But I am a woman and these issues are true for me. So while I didn't physically take a stand today, I am adding my voice to the chorus: women's rights are human rights.