Sunday, 8 March 2015

International Women's Day



Happy Sunday everyone and Happy Women's Day. I hope you are all appreciating the strong women in your loves be it friends, family and indeed strangers. International Womens Day has been observed since the early 1900s, a time of great expansion and turbulance which saw a booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.  The first woman day was celebrated March 8th 1911. (Fun Fact). Women Day is a day celebrating the economic political and social achievements of women past, present and future and in some places like China, Russia and Vietnam it is even a national holiday (Time to catch up England).
In most recent times  The word feminist has been thrown around and debates have been had over the definition of feminism and indeed I MYSELF  have been called a feminist but you know what guys. I am and i am proud of being one. Feminism in its simplest form means :

feminism


noun /ˈfem.ɪ.nɪ.zəm/ 

 the belief that women should be allowed the same rightspower, and opportunities as men and be treated in the same way, or the set of activities intended to achieve this state
And if there are any of you out there today who would not call themselves a feminist then i ASK y'all to think about your positions and  and explain to yourselves why you hold that position as well. It was Bette Davis who said:

"When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she is a bitch"

Both pictures were taken from google.
I have found this view to still be correct and have been called a bitch so many times i gave up counting. But this is not the correct and we should not just be happy to let it continue this way. And that why this years Womens Day theme is 'Make It Happen'. to encourage the recognition of women in the workplace, the safety of women in the street and in their homes, and the power of choice over their own bodies and their own lives. Level the playing field. Understand fully what it means to be an equal part of the human race. The UN predicts that  the world may need to wait another 70 years for the gender pay gap to close and it is clear that the need for support on feminist issues is just as pressing today as it ever has been.
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