This reason is the underlying cause of all my sad, because of its larger implications.
Last month was Black History month, but nobody much seemed to notice.
Today is another day that the the primary media or anyone else can hardly seem to notice. Google did though. And so did Tordotcom and some others, in a most useful way.
As with every progressive and rights organization and institution, and the movements and the rights themselves everywhere, for everyone except corporations and and embryos -- students are too young and irrational to vote, but a fetus is mature enough to provide testimony at a hearing -- I am very sad.
In Cuba though, International Women's Day is being celebrated everywhere, just as it always has been (like Valentine's Day!). I know because I have received e-mails from my friends there, celebrating me as part of their special celebrations of women on this day. The e-mail used up their very precious, rationed bandwidth capacities and allowances to send these greetings to me on this day. My Cuban women friends don't send e-mails often because the limited bandwidth doesn't allow (for which we can thank specific U.S. demand at the very highest level -- to keep Cuba off the fiber optic grid laid down to connect the globe way back when).
We are listening to a radio program streaming live from a San Francisco radio station (dj a Cubano amigo) playing great Cuban women music artists. Something, at least.