International Women’s Day

Since today happens to be International Women’s Day, it is only appropriate to comment on that somehow. However, as always I like my Friday posts to be short and simple (probably not very educational but really, it’s Friday – aren’t we all just thinking of the weekend?).  So, here are a few of my favorite “women” quotes. Be ware, this post is NOT for the easily offended. Sit back and have a laugh and maybe have an AHA moment, this is not a feminist revolution post – just a fun (also odd maybe?) way of showing appreciation to my own gender.

“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.”

― Joseph Conrad

“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”

―Timothy Leary

“I’ve yet to be on a campus where most women weren’t worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I’ve yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.”

― George Carlin

“What would men be without women? Scarce, sir…mighty scarce.”― Mark Twain

This one might get me in trouble with the fiance but it’s too good not to share!

“Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?”, here’s an update for you. Nowadays 80%of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!”

― Andy Rooney

Finally, to be a bit more helpful here on this post, I’d like to share a few numbers for important local NGOs and institutions that are trying to improve women’s status here in Beirut.

KAFA –  For a violence-free society, and against the exploitation of women

Contacts: 961-1-392220 / 961-3-101715 / 961-3-018019

Nasawiya – Committed to gender justice and equality

A list of contacts here, based on your emergency

Lebanese Family Planning Association – For mother and child’s health

Contacts: +961 1 311 978 / +961 3 426 764

ABAAD – For gender equality and protection/empowerment of marginalized groups, especially women

Contacts: +961 (70) 28 38 20

I’m sure  I don’t even begin to cover the efforts being put here in Lebanon, so please do share if you know of any other useful contacts.

Have an awesome inspiring and motivational (outside work) weekend!


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