The Modern Condition

Women Had More Pressing Matters on International Women’s Day



March 8th marked International Women’s Day, celebrated annually to commend women for living under such oppressive patriarchy for all of human history. But as it turns out, most women could not find the time to celebrate the fact that they exist because they had “more important things to do.”

American women were busy debating the latest semi nude Kim Kardashian selfie posted the day earlier.

In rural Bangladesh, many women did not even know it was International Women’s Day because they don’t have running water, let alone access to the Internet where Google could have told them through a cute doodle that it was their day!

Elsewhere, women in Mozambique could not be reached for comment as they were on the first leg of their five-mile journey to fetch water for their village.  


March 9, 2016

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C. LaPara Cailley LaPara is currently an undergraduate at George Washington working towards a BA in International Affairs and English, with a minor in Creative Writing. She spends most of her time providing comic relief to the pressures of this highly competitive city, even if she’s the only one laughing. Her comic relief outlets include being a writer for The Collard and the founder of an on-campus comedy-writing group. Other hobbies include writing, reading, sleeping (if there’s time), Gilmore Girls, running, and making up songs in weird voices about whatever she’s doing in that moment. Her roommate loves her for it

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