International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. What does that mean to you? In a world where women are still considered a second class citizen and need a day in the year to be recognized, this day does not mean much to me. It is only a reminder for us women that we still have lots of work to do to get our rights. I am a proud feminist but I’m also a cynical feminist. I have been this way since I was a little girl. I always wondered why do Women need to have a day and not Men! It’s easy now…. it is a consolation prize. It is basically just to say sorry for all the crap that you have to deal with. Sorry for the discrimination at work, the objectification in the media, the unequal pay, the unequal opportunity, the domestic abuse, the violence, the sexual harassment and sexual assault. Just think about it, how what women have to go through compared to men to start a family, a business, to get to leadership role. And if we do, we would be a minority and will still be treated as such. It may be true that this has to do with our genes, the chemical in our brains and overall how we are wired. But it does not deny the fact that this world favors men over women, or that men have owned the magic wand for too long. I am writing all of this and I honestly do not have an answer to this dilemma. But just think about the environment in the workplace as an example of what women face in the world. What makes things worse is when women turn against each other instead of being a aid to each other. I feel like I am getting lost in my thoughts. There is a poem that I absolutely love. It is called “If I should have a daughter”. It sums things up. Here it is … Enjoy!

http://www.ted.com/talks/sarah_kay_if_i_should_have_a_daughter

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