This year for International Women’s Day (IWD) St. Mary’s University, through the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, explores how to #BreakTheBias and reflects on gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow. Since March 1911, International Women’s Day is globally and annually celebrated on March 8th to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. IWD is also central in the women’s rights movement, focusing on issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. This year (and always) we celebrate inspiring and courageous women, carefully reflect on the status of women in all areas of society, foster policies and strategies to attain gender equality and justice at the intersections of gender, race, sexual orientation, class, and disabilities.

Here are some of our voices – #BreakTheBias

bell hooks, Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics (2000).

Imani Perry, Vexy Thing: On Gender and Liberation (2018)

Imani Perry, Vexy Thing: On Gender and Liberation (2018)

Alicia S. Ostriker, Stealing the Language: the Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America (1986).

Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype (1997).

Helene Cixous, “The Laugh of the Medusa” (1976).

Elaine Showalter, The Female Malady: Women, Madness and English Culture, 1830-1980 (1987).</span