Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy International Women's Day!

Wishing a happy International Women's Day to you all! This is a day to celebrate how far we, as women, have come, while still taking a moment to reflect on how far we've got to go. And for those who think 'psshaw (a sound which, incidentally, I consider shamefully under-used), we first-world females are doing just fine and dandy' (or words to that effect). I include the following three ads as a mini-montage of the past fifty years. And it may - or may not - surprise you to learn that the third one (designed to sell men's suits [?]), was released only in 2008. So unfortunately it's not yet time to rest on our (ever-expanding, in my case) laurels, but nevertheless a day when we should raise a glass, or a mug, and give ourselves a toast. We deserve it. Cheers!


  1. Happy Women's Day, Ilsa. I think this little video narrated by Dame Judy say's it all:


  2. GREAT youtube video! And congrats to Dame Judy and James Bond for taking part. But how absolutely depressing are those neanderthal comments beneath. What is with some people that they must tear down everything that 'threatens' the status quo?