It seems there is a holiday for everything. Yesterday was Cereal Day. Tomorrow is Unique Names Day. My favorite of all though has to be March 12th, Get Over It Day. Research says it was invented in 2005 but I’m not convinced it’s not a long running joke placed coincidentally between Valentines and April Fools.
As for today … it’s officially International Women’s Day. I may have just rolled my eyes. Before I am tackled to the cold hard ground by a feminist and my inbox fills with hate mail hear me out.
I am all about strong, kick ass women. Honestly.
I admire women in every corner of the world for your contributions to life and love. All the amazing work you do without formal recognition. From those in high heels teetering around office buildings to those wearing military boots stomping alongside your male counterparts. Especially to those of you running around with one slipper, and a day short of a shower, chasing toddlers.
All of us are miracle makers, mountain movers and marvels of beauty and grace in our own right.
I happen to think I am pretty worthy of a little celebration now and again but is all this really necessary? Do we need an actual day of remembrance for our contributions, our talents and our sacrifices?
Do we not hear quiet admiration from our friends, our co-workers, our lovers and our children? Are we not honored by our successes? Do we not build each other to be better than the day before without a day to be reminded to do so?
Instead of a day to honor women internationally each and every one of us should really already be aware of our own unique contributions and appreciated for such daily. We should see ourselves worthy of a place in the world, with or without a ridiculous holiday because without us what kind of world would it really be?
You don’t need a day in your honor, find honor in every one of your days.
2 thoughts on “Happy International Women’s Day or whatever day it is …”
We want a helluva lot more than that!
‘Quiet admiration’? Yes, let us not toot our own horn too loud, some woman, somewhere might hear, and start to wonder why the status quo never quo’s in her direction.
We don’t want a day of remembrance, we want a day of celebration. A day when the names of women who have achieved and are achieving, great things, and are never mentioned, or acknowledged, by the lads in the front office, are shouted from the rooftops.
Yes, we all ‘should’ be appreciated, etc, without having to ‘resort’ to a day of our own, but we’re not. You know it and I know it. Every woman on the planet knows it.
Why not have a day in our honour? We’ve earned it.
I suppose my issue is more so with forced recognition where there should be without saying. We certainly have earned it.