Mark your calendars ladies! On March 8th, we celebrate you. We celebrate the struggles, we celebrate the progress and we sure as hell celebrate the accomplishments that we as women have triumphed throughout the years.
How did International Women’s Day start?
It all traces back to as early as 1908 during a garment worker strike in New York City. Women of all shapes, backgrounds and cultures marched through the narrow city streets of New York to protest against the poor and unsafe working conditions, exceedingly low wages and the many cases of sexual harassment that most endured within the workplace. These strikes took place for over a year until finally someone had the sense to deem it a national day of celebration. (duh!)
We here at Purlisse—a WOMAN-owned business— are delighted to celebrate this day with you! No matter how different we may seem to each other, we are connected in so many ways. Here are a few fun facts just to prove it:
- Women earn more than 60% of all college degrees in the United States.
- The two highest IQ scores in recorded history belong to women.
- Women have stronger immune systems than men.
- The word “vagina” was first used on film in Walt Disney’s production “The Story of Menstruation” in 1946.
- Women can see a larger spectrum of colors than men.
- Women's menstrual cycles can sync up.
- Women gained the right to vote in America in 1920.
- Women smile more than men.
- The female sign represents the mirror of the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite.
- The average woman will eat 4 lb of lipstick in her lifetime.
- Women have a better memory than men.
- Caligynephobia, also known as Venustraphobia or gynephobia, is the irrational fear of beautiful women. Yes, really.
- Women in ancient Rome wore the sweat of gladiators to improve their beauty and complexion.
- Women’s sexual peak is in their 40s.
- Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s.
- Women spend over 4 years (in total) of their lives menstruating.
- Women have more taste buds than men.
- Josephine Garis invented the world’s first dishwasher. You go girl!
- The first computer programmer was a woman named Ada Lovelace.
- 40% of US businesses are women-owned.
Get your International Women's Day celebration on by streaming our Women's Day Every Day Spotify playlist! Carefully sourced songs to ensure that you have the best day ever.
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