Pardon me for being puzzled about the value of International Women’s Day which will take place tomorrow. Why am I puzzled?
Well, I associate an International Day with minorities who are somehow in need of help. They are lacking something and we have to help them by acknowledging their existence. Worthy examples of such days are World Cancer Day, Victims of Torture Day, Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Day.
Such events are reminders of afflictions and injustices and we should definitely be more compassionate towards them.
So how can being a woman be a disease or some aberration of nature, something to be cured or repaired or eliminated?
I cannot come to terms with such an attitude because it doesn’t make sense to me at all.
We women are only inferior if we think we are inferior and by marching up and down the street and demonstrating or barring menfolk from the ABC TV screen in Australia for a “WHOLE” day smacks of pettiness and tokenism.
Men must be killing themselves laughing at our silly behaviour.
How come men don’t demand an International Men’s Day just to even the score? The answer to that is simple, of course. They don’t need one because they don’t feel second-rate. There’s no need to prove anything if you don’t have an inferiority complex about it.
I look forward to the day when women no longer feel the need for this kind of degrading tokenism.
Show some dignity please, Ladies…