What does it mean to be a woman in 2018?
I hope it means, among other things, that you and your best friend do not have to—as my best friend and I once did—agree to be sexually harassed by a dog-sitter in order to secure his services for the weekend because he is the only dog-sitter available and it’s already late on Thursday.
International Women’s Day is a global affirmation of women’s rights marked across the world with marches, protests and celebrations. This year, the #MeToo movement has added extra urgency to the issue of sexual harassment. But a fair question might seem: beyond a few pictures in the newspapers, what does the day actually achieve?