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Happy International Women’s Day!









QUICK FACTS:


  • Did you know that International women’s day was first held as International Working Women’s day on February 28th 1909 in New York.


  • In 1908, 15,000 women marched in New York City to demand better pay and working hours as well as the right to vote.


  • More than 100 countries observe International Women’s Day today.


  • Heels were initially worn by man to emphasize their masculinity and women wore them in 1600 to mimic them.


  • Disposable diapers, non-reflective glass, paper bags, dishwasher, and the foot-pedal trashcan, were invented by women.


  • This probably comes as no surprise, but women still spend more time on housework and childcare than men do. The UN reports that women spend one to three hours more on housework than men, two to 10 times the amount of time caring for children and the elderly, and one to four hours less per day on economic market activities. In fact, in the European Union, 25 percent of women say this is why they're not active in the labor force, whereas only three percent of men can say the same.



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