International Women’s Day
Sisters, mothers, wives, girlfriends and fiancees – what would we do without them? We can’t honestly say that we dont owe a lot to women in our lives. From the mothers who cooked us soup as we were growing up, to our sisters who helped us choose our first date outfits, and to the wives who manage to keep their careers and families afloat, without fail. Women’s Day celebrates these amazing people, and shows how we love, value and respect them. Women’s Day is a celebration of women’s history. It highlights key milestones and achievements and aims at further promoting and raising awareness about women’s rights. Luise Zietz, a German socialist, proposed that the holiday be made an annual one to celebrate women’s rights, including suffrage. With hundreds of demonstrations across Europe, the first International Women’s Days were marked in a very different way than they are today. These demonstrations saw women demand the right to vote as well as public office. The February Revolution was initiated by the International Women’s Day protests in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 1917, women marched through the city demanding an end of World War I. Leon Trotsky was shocked by this, as he, like many other Russian leaders, didn’t expect the Women’s Day protests would cause so much trouble. Women’s Day was only celebrated in socialist countries until 1977. Women’s Day was mainly celebrated in socialist countries until 1977. While some achievements may be monumental, such as women gaining the right to vote, there are many smaller accomplishments that women can achieve every day. You might not even notice them until you have to calm 2 crying children, make dinner, and explain the details of a client to your boss by phone. Although it may seem impossible, this is what thousands of women do every day. It should be appreciated and respected. You don’t have to make grand gestures to show your appreciation. Sometimes a simple thank you is all that is needed to lift a woman’s spirits. There are more than 1000 events around the world where you can find out about women’s lives in other countries. You can also make a donation. It’s a great way to broaden your horizons. Reading biographies of women, such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who is a fearless Somalian woman’s rights activist, will open your eyes and help you see the world through a different lens. But, there are still many things that could be better. Malala Yousafzai is a young activist for women’s education in Pakistan. Malala’s story, “I am Malala,” describes her struggle for education as a Pakistani woman and the dramatic results of her activism. Malala was assassinated by the Taliban in 2012. Malala was taken to several hospitals, before she was rushed to the UK where she was treated for her injuries. Her autobiography is a shocking shockwave that will open your eyes to the difficulties that many women still face. Malala is now a student at Oxford University in the UK. This Women’s Day, expand your perspective to see the differences in countries and how women are treated around the world. It can help you appreciate women. Let Malalas story inspire and motivate you to support more women-related initiatives. Keep your eyes peeled for Malala’s autobiography, which shares the experiences of women from different cultures. There is more to it than just the biological definition. Women’s Day celebrates and celebrates many aspects of womanhood. It doesn’t need to be a philosophical discussion about what makes a woman unique. In a time when gender issues and gender roles continue to be questioned, it is only fair that you broaden your view of what a woman can and should do. It is important to remember that women have grown tired of gender stereotypes. Women’s Day should be celebrated with open minds. Be open to changing your beliefs about gender and what people can do. What makes a woman a woman? Anne Lister is one example of a woman who has chosen to define her femininity on her own terms. Anne Lister (also known as Gentleman Jack) was active in activities normally reserved for men during the 19th century. She also managed men’s businesses. Anne Lister also married another woman and shared a home with her, even though she did not receive any legal recognition. Gentleman Jack was able to cultivate her open spirit and not compromise, as her autobiography, Gentleman Jack, reveals. Trans, a Memoir, written by Juliet Jacques, also enhances the definitions of what it means to be a woman. Jacques describes the experience of being a woman during this transition. International Women’s Day is a day to show support. Celebrate and embrace different perspectives of what it means being a woman. This is something Nicole Byers, the “Nailed it” host on Netflix, knows all too well. Her podcast Why Wont You Date me describes her search for love and the modern expectations society places on women. Stuff Mom Never Told You shows that the sweet childhood dreams are not as real as the hard reality. Listen to everyday women’s stories, which could include your sister, your mother or your wife.