What is there to celebrate?
An international day for Women. That only means one thing : women still have issues and they still are not men’s equals. So we have a day to think about that, like we have one to think about AIDS, or cancer, or anything preoccupying in this world.
Let us remember that every day, there are women who are harrassed, hit, raped, even killed. Maybe you think this is all very far from your life?
Then think about yourself or your wife, sisters, mother : they get paid less than men for doing the same job, they have to hear bad jokes about blondes or about women driving all the time, even when they work full time they often take care of the household and the kids.
And when they are in charge of their life, they very often hear “maybe I’d better talk about it with your husband?” which means that even now in the 21st century, women are still seen first as a man’s wife and not as an individual.
Here’s to 365 days a year of equality, and no women’s day necessary anymore.