International Women’s Day is a UN recognized holiday to celebrate the achievements of women and remind everyone that the struggle for equality – especially on a global scale – has a way to go yet. Each year, it develops a theme, and this year:
The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2012 is Empower Women – End Hunger and Poverty.
This might be a good day to thank the women in your life who have been there for you, helped you to be strong, supported you or even just given a damn. It’s also a good day to ignore the ones who buy into sexism and misogyny. While we should have some pity and understanding of these women, it wouldn’t hurt to take a day to show them what life will be like once the attitudes they subscribe to and profit from have been left in the dust. It might even serve as a wakeup call, who knows.
In any case, celebrate women today!