Sex and Gender

International Women’s Day

All of a sudden I saw flowers everywhere this week. And I had no idea why.  Valentine’s day was two or three weeks ago, and then I learned in broken English, today is the day of the woman.

Called International Women’s Day, the European Union recognizes March 8th as an official holiday to honour the economic and social leaps that women have made.  There are events in the United States, but Europe has the market on this holiday.  International Women’s Day honours the suffragette.

Women today remember what those women did to help them gain their freedom. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the holiday.  I think women forget where they came from.  We talk about issues such as abortion and pay equality when our foremothers dealt with not being able to vote or own property.  We, as women, have come a long way in 100 years.

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