Today, the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, rather than pretend like we know what we’re talking about and going on and on about some sort of thing that WE think is SUPER-funny and somewhat relatable and then artfully bring it back to the subject with a witty jab at “the man”…we’ve decided we prefer to defer to the ever-talented, Thao Nguyen—front woman of superbly named Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and Sisters of the Planet Ambassador for Oxfam America. She’s written a wonderful piece for Bitch Media that very much deserves the five minutes it takes to read (I’m a slow reader).

IWD is organizing thousands of events all over the world today to celebrate. Find one near you!