International Women's Day is a day to reflect, to think, to wonder. Why, for example, is it 2010 and the first woman director has only now won an Academy Award? Why are more women in poverty? Why do women cook in the domestic sphere but male chefs reign in restaurant land? And many more serious issues like pay inequity, illiteracy, violenve against women. . .
Want to know why it is about food?
Check this out on women and food in Haiti after the earthquake.
Or think about Afghanistan -- and women, food, and education, including their linkage in the U.S.
Think about the many cultural varieties of food -- in, for example, Rochester, NY.
But think, too, about the acts of courage that can bring change. International Women's Day. Investing in women changes the world. Acting with courage changes the world. Think about women who are changing the world -- and become one. Or, if you can't become a woman (!!?!) be an ally -- change the world.
Our world(s) small and large need changing. Peace. Food. Education.