Read The Fierce Letters Women Throughout History Have Written To Call Out Sexism

"I cannot imagine myself blurbing a book ... the tone of which is so self-contentedly, exclusively male, like a club, or a locker room."

How should you spend this International Women’s Day during this Women’s History Month? By reading women’s words!

Now is a time to reflect on the achievements of women and remember the fight for women’s rights. Many celebrants are also participating in a strike, “Day Without a Woman,” which asks that women refrain from paid or unpaid work. The strike comes as a response to the various Women’s Marches in January that gathered women all over the country (and the world) in response to the inauguration of President /","lnid":"Donald Trump"}}">Donald Trump.

Because not all women can refrain from work, however, many are showing their solidarity by wearing red and shopping less ― and some are displaying support through social media. Letters Of Note, a digital collection of “fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos,” has done just that by sharing empowering letters written by women over Twitter on Wednesday.

They are the epitome of women “not letting the bastards grind them down.”

Take a look below:

Bonus: You can read a letter from a male feminist, too.

For more on International Women’s Day and what people are doing to celebrate women, head here.



2017 International Women's Day Around The World