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Cathy MacDonald Cathy MacDonald | 09:01 UK time, Sunday, 13 March 2011

Tuesday was International Women's Day. A hundred years after the first events were held, to celebrate women for their many and varied achievements, we've doubtless seen a vast step forward in terms of womens rights, socially, politically and economically. But let's not get carried away with ourselves, - there's still a bit of a hike until we can stake a claim on our own spot at the top of the mountain of equality. But we've left some pretty good markers along the way - from the right to vote to an increase in the number of women who are now heading large corporations and having their voices heard in politics. From the classroom to the boardroom - sisters are doing it for themselves.

Cue for a song surely. This week I want to hear your suggestions of songs that celebrate women - from Billy Joel's "Always a Woman" to John Lennon's "Woman" to Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to have Fun". From classical to traditional - it could be the name of a reel or a waltz - from jazz to pop, send me your suggestions and if you'd like a dedication along with it, we'll include that in the show.


  • Comment number 1.

    Hello Cathy

    Can I suggest the wonderful Mary Chapin Carpenter, she has many songs which are suitable to celebrate international Womens Day and none more so than:

    Mary Chapin Carpenter - He Thinks He'll Keep Her

    dedicate to who else but my Mother!


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