Caption This: 100 Years of International Women’s Day

Social media is all a flurry this morning letting me know that it is the 100 year anniversary to International Women’s Day. Only 100 years? Feels like we should have been honoring women since the dawn of time.

To celebrate the day, I wanted to post an iconic image that some of you may recognize from 1971 of the Mukti Bahini women of Bangladesh. I dedicate this post and this image to all the mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers out there, all fighters in their own revolutionary way.

Women in Streets of Bangladesh.jpg

Let’s have a go around of “Caption This”, shall we? Let’s keep it a celebratory post, please. And if anyone has another image or link to a website to honor International Women’s Day, please share it in the comments – I’d love to hear and see stories and images that pull you on this important day.

This entry was posted in Caption This, Community by Taz. Bookmark the permalink.

About Taz

Taz is an activist, organizer and writer based in California. She is the founder of South Asian American Voting Youth (SAAVY), curates and blogs at Follow her at

11 thoughts on “Caption This: 100 Years of International Women’s Day

  1. Sampat Pal should get a Padma award. It seems like any two-bit Bolly chick can get one. Let’s give it to someone who deserves it.

  2. Bangladeshi Women Protest Anna Wintour Reign of Terror: “Don’t tell me I can’t wear white after Labor day!”