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March 8th is International Women's Day, a day with a history as fascinating and unique as the women it celebrates.

The first Women's Day celebrations took place in 1909 in New York City, at the suggestion of American labour activist and suffragist Theresa Malkiel, and in 1910 an annual Women's Day was proposed at the International Socialist Women's Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1911, over a million people across Denmark, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland celebrated International Women's Day.

Soviet Russia was the first country to recognize the day as a national holiday in 1917, after women's suffrage demonstrations triggered the beginning of the Russian Revolution. 

Leon Trotsky wrote of that day that "meetings and actions were foreseen. But we did not imagine that this 'Women's Day' would inaugurate the revolution... But in the morning, despite the orders to the contrary [women] textile workers left their work in several factories and sent delegates to ask for support of the strike... which led to mass strike." One week later, the Emperor of Russia, Nicholas II, abdicated and the provisional government granted women the right to vote.

2018 marked 100 years since women achieved the right to vote in Germany, Poland, and the UK, and many other countries have celebrated similar anniversaries, including Canada in 1917 and the United States' forthcoming centenary of the vote in 1920. International Women's Day remains an important symbol of the quest for equal rights for women and a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women everywhere.

We're celebrating today and during all of Women's History Month with our book of the month: What Would Beauvoir Do?, a book that's part history lesson and part humorous self-help guide.

Enter to win a copy here and take our quiz to find out which legendary female writer is most like you.



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