If you were alive and breathing last Thursday, you would (READ : SHOULD) have known it was International Women’s Day. Now being a woman myself, I’d like to think I know quite a bit about the female species from experience. I know that we are able to have children which is not something any human can do. We can multitask like no other, we can wear makeup, and we tend to live longer then men. Why would you not want to celebrate women when they can do so much?
Though it’s usually not on the top of everyone’s list for favorite holidays/days, it is oh so very important. It is our duty to pay homage to the women who got us where we are today. Without women like Marie Curie, Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Rosa Parks we wouldn’t have some of the things we have if they hadn’t chosen to take a stand for something they believe in or in Marie Curie’s case, we wouldn’t have things like X-Ray machines which is something everyone utilizes. Whether or not you realize it, women have made it possible for us to make a large amount of advances that we have. Having this day to celebrate women is another day to show how powerful women are. As a woman you can do anything you put your mind to and that in itself is amazing. You can never remind women too much about that fact. In addition, having International Women’s Day helps to encourage young women to follow their dreams. It reminds them that you can do anything you put your mind to and to not let anything or anyone s get in your way.
So looking back at last Wednesday it’s not just to celebrate all the good women have done, but to remind us of how far we still have to go. Maybe if people only realized how much the women of our past have helped us get us to where we are, it would help us make strides toward the future. Until then, I’ll be wearing my red and supporting the women around the world, International Women’s Day and the other 364.
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