Today is International Women’s Day. A day I well and truly respect and have been part of in previous years. It still makes me so sad to think of what women throughout the world have to endure because of their gender. Culturally, we are so lucky as women that, while we may not quite be at equality in terms of pay and career, we mostly do not have to suffer physically due to our gender, or be subjected to horrific sexual degradation or mutilation. I can’t even imagine some of the things young women throughout the world have to experience. We have a long way to come as a gender, which is why I think global events like International Women’s Day are so important.