My last post was about how hard my job is sometimes.  I’m a white, able-bodied, well educated male living in the United States.  In every job I get, and most of the human interactions I have- the truth is, I probably couldn’t have it easier.

In honor of International Women’s Day, I need to recognize so many of the incredible women that have been some of my most important teachers, mentors, role models, climbing partners, friends, and inspirations.  To my Mom- thanks for setting the standard of womanhood so damn high, and to many many others, thank you for meeting and exceeding that standard.  I am unbelievably grateful there are too many to name in this post.

Some men might accuse me of putting women above men or furthering some measure of male-guilt about the position we’ve put women in.  I’m looking for nothing other than unbiased equality and fair recognition, things we are a long way from yet.
(Note, this holiday is NOT official in the USA, but IS official in such “notorious” places as China, Afganistan, and Uganda)

Silver Wattle. Traditional IWD gift. Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Acacia_dealbata-1.jpg and Eugene Zelenko.

“I believe that it is as much a right and duty for women to do something with their lives as for men and we are not going to be satisfied with such frivolous parts as you give us.” (Louisa May Alcott)

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