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Daily Links, March 8: International Women's Day!

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Happy International Women's Day! It's kind of a big deal around the world, even if not so much in the U.S. The theme of this year's celebration is "Empower Rural Women - End Hunger and Poverty." Catholic Relief Services takes a look at some stories of strength from women across the world.

Here's an awesome video that explores the portrayal of women in Western art over the last 500 years.

Here's a less awesome story from the New York Times about the effects of cutting funding for women's health in Texas.

NETWORK is encouraging support of S.1925, or the "Violence Against Women Act," which "creates and supports comprehensive, effective, and cost saving responses to the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking."

And for a few news items not specifically related to women:

John Gehring from Faith in Public Life points out where there are some real wars on religion happening.

Bryan Cones blogs about a conflict between ideology and service to those in need.

CARA crunches some numbers to take a look at how Catholic Republicans have been voting in the primaries so far.

And, it's Tortilla Jesus!