lnternational Women’s Day

March 8, 2014 is International Women’s Day. The century-old observance has its origin in social demonstrations for voting rights and political representation, but the facts of economic inequality were always obvious and acknowledged. That’s why we prefer the IWD video (above) by the nonprofit Kiva microfinance group to the better-known, token Doodle Google (below).

As far as we can tell, Google (“our mission is to organize the world’s information”) touts workplace equality but will not reveal the actual percentage of women in its workforce (it’s a proprietary business secret).

More:

“Why We Need International Women’s Day,” Kathleen Geier, The Nation

UN International Women’s Day website

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