This City Just Made The Coolest Move In Honor Of International Women’s Day

You know when a Google doodle is made, the day is pretty important.

Today is International Women’s Day, which is pretty awesome for all of my fellow hard-working ladies out there. Granted, there’s an International Men’s Day too (November 19), but that’s beside the point.

You might not realize it, but there are tiny hints of gender inequality everywhere- even the male figure that pops up when you cross the street. The City of Yarra in Australia announced today that it will replace the that little green walking signal at a major Melbourne intersection with the silhouette of Mary Rogers.

Rogers was the state of Victoria’s first female councillor and was elected in 1920. She was a feminist badass, leading the way on a number of causes, including pushing for the state’s first maternal and child health service.

“She was one of the first women to be appointed a Justice of the Peace in Victoria in 1928, and later was a special magistrate at the Children’s Court in Richmond,” said Roberto Colanzi, Mayor of the City of Yarra. “By all accounts, an extraordinary woman.”

According to a report from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the new signal came about due to the efforts of female councillors who were looking to acknowledge Rogers’ incredible contribution.

The new signal will be unveiled in May and stay glowing for at least 12 months.

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