Today was “Women’s Day” across the globe. I had never heard of it before nor did I really understand just what that entails. Here’s a brief desprictpion from Wikipedia: International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It commemorates the movement for women’s rights. The earliest Women’s Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York and organized by the Socialist Party of America.
So apparently this has been a “thing” since long before I was born and yet I’ve never even heard of it up til now… and I am in my 30’s… and I am, quite clearly, a woman.
I have read stories where women took the day off work, marched in parades, protested, and tried to bring light to “woman’s issues”. Forgive me for sounding like the biggest jerk, but all humans either have XX chromosones or XY. So that means women aren’t exactly special and I don’t really understand the gist of celebrating a specific gender. Women’s issues aren’t really women’s issues. They are societies issues as they only become issue when opposed. To have women’s issues it’s only because men did this or that. So what’s the point?
It seems silly that my kids female teachers took the day off to participate in Women’s Day when they could have spent that time teaching future generations of women (and men).
Clearly this post shines a bright neon light on the fact that I am the futherest thing from a femminist. Nope. I prefer to be a humanitarian. I’m just all about people. To me, that is what equality is really about.
Yup. I’m the chick who likes men who open doors for me, pay the tab on a date, and I certainly don’t mind being called babe. I personally think the female species have tons of strong points equal to that of our manly counterparts. We multitask like nobody’s business. We know how to be secret advisors. My lists of womanly talents can go on and on…
So can some one please explain what the heck today was really supposed to be about? I’m pretty sure I missed the point.