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MARCH 8 is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.  To celebrate how far we’ve come, and remember how far we still need to go, here’s some food for (gendered) thought …

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Women Shopping photographed by Sol Libsohn in New York City 1938. CREDIT: From the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York.

Women in the developing world represent 43% of the agricultural labour force and comprise two-thirds of the world’s 600 million poor livestock keepers … See The Female Face of Farming, an INFOGRAPHIC published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 

More women than men are now entering farming in the United States.  See PHOTOGRAPHING the Female Face of Farming, a profile of FarmHer published on Modern Farmer. 

Women were not always (and in some places still aren’t) permitted the same freedom as men in public space.  See Ladies Invited: Food & Public Space – previously published here on COOKLORE.

FOR MORE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AND GENDER & SOCIAL JUSTICE visit International Women’s Day 2014.

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

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