August 9, 1956: Apartheid is challenged.
I started this blog gathering wondrous special words from all over the former British Empire. It was fun. I don't blog about those countries much anymore, and the followers from those countries, even Canada, have fallen away. But today is special in South Africa.
I want to say Happy Women's Day. Seek out a special woman in your life and do something special for her, in honor of the 20,000 women who marched on Pretoria on this day and stood like rocks against apartheid.
wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo
"You strike a woman, you strike a rock, You have loosed a boulder. You will be crushed by it."
Read more about the background of Women's Day in South Africa.