Why not drop casually into conversation that it is women's history month? Read up a little about the women in the field you are most interested in. Love sports? Learn about women warriors in Japan. Have fervor for politics? Did you know Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for president in 1872? Like art? Check out Judy Chicago. Music? Learn up on Kathleen Hanna and how she changed rock. You don't have to have a pair of x chromosomes to want to enjoy and celebrate this observance, women's empowerment and strides help everyone. So save the mugs of beer and partying for later in March, and get a little cerebral with your celebrations, learning about the great women in our history as you get together with friends.
Girls Write Now Day March 9
Host a literature gathering. Invite your core friends over and let them know there is a literature-theme for your shindig, for women's history month. Find some passages from books and poems written by women to read from. You might want to ask guests to bring a few passages to read aloud as well. Whoever is reading the passage, should present some information about the writer first, and a bit about what is behind the passage itself. This information lends itself nicely to a discussion about the piece and the writer afterward.
Invite your guests to write. Host a writing-game for your literature party. One way to get people's creativity flowing is to cut up a book of poetry that you like. Offer the words spread out on the table, with glue-sticks and paper for the guests to piece new works together. You can also buy magnetic paper and print out words on the sheets.
Or put together a mad-libs game. If you want to stay in theme, take a famous work by a woman and re-type it with spaces for adjectives, nouns and verbs for your guests to add. Re-working anything by Anias Nin will be sure to add some humor to your night.
Working Women's Day March 8