Happy International Women’s Day!

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Ever since 1917, March 8th has marked International Women’s Day. Its inception derived from the women of Soviet Russia gaining their right to vote. Now, this holiday is celebrated worldwide as women continue to make admirable strides towards female empowerment and equity. With each year comes more accolades to celebrate, along with new real issues we all should be aware of. The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is all about awareness. Read on to find out what it means to #BreakTheBias.

Happy International Women’s Day!


Women everywhere are striking the #BreakTheBias pose, which consists of forming an X over your chest with your arms. This pose is a symbol of solidarity as women promote the urge to break down gender bias. As women gain more rights and the ability to do things that women in the past could not, there are still obstacles that need to be overcome.

Bias, stereotypes, and discrimination are not always easy to see. In fact, many times it goes unnoticed due to its unfortunate normality. And yet, it is there – impairing the great strides of women. That is why it is important to deconstruct the way society thinks and perceives women, and all biases.

#BreakTheBias is a movement that is not only for promoting the awareness of gender bias, but it is also a call for action. This International Women’s Day urges people everywhere to call out the weaknesses in our society’s frame of mind. Let’s #BreakTheBias so that all genders can effectively stride into a world of fairness and inclusiveness. 

Spread awareness in your communities and on social media by posing with your arms in an X for #BreakTheBias!

Feeling generous this International Women’s Day? You can donate to these female-focused charities and make a real difference.

Words by Caitlin Battle
Featured Image by Library of Congress (@libraryofcongress)

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