The Chicago Women's Liberation Rock Band Credit: Virginia Blaisdell

Without putting words in anyone’s mouth, I think I can say pretty confidently that the women of the Reader believe that we should celebrate International Women’s Day every day; that’s why we strive to write about bad ass women as often as we can. But since the patriarchy says there can only be one, official International Women’s Day, we might as well take the time to look back on some Reader stories, past and present, that celebrate some of the best ladies around.