Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Woman's Day

I may have been a Girl, but I was always encouraged to dream big. If Society drew the line of what a Girl should and should not do, my Parents never let me be see it. My being a Girl never came in the way of anything I wanted to be.

To me, International Woman's Day was meaningless. A Woman is no different from a Man, I believed, we don't need a special day. Till I realized others were not as fortunate. Women are not Inferior, but they are Oppressed. Today is for all those not as lucky as I.

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slommler said...

So true!! It is a tragedy for sure! Women are oppressed and many need all the encouragement they can get!

Dorte H said...

In Denmark we may forget there are still things to fight for. Thanks for reminding us that women´s fight is not over - at least not everywhere.

And I hope my story today can also be seen as some kind of contribution, though ironic.

Jan Morrison said...

all we need to do is watch the news any night and see whether it is Libya or our own parliaments - hardly any women being shown - as if it were a world without them.
Thanks for the reminder dear woman!

Ella said...

Encouragement can be such a gift~

Karen Walker said...


Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - You are so right! For any woman who is made to feel "less" because she is a woman, we all need to stand together in support.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

There is still far, far to go. We must not forget that.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Women certainly aren't less. Just different in a really nice way!

Marjorie said...

I feel so angry when I think of all the oppressed women out there. It shouldn't be still happening.

Jemi Fraser said...

There is far too much oppression in this world that must be corrected!

Theres just life said...

Thank you for reminding us Rayna. Women can do anything they set their mind to ...and are allowed to do.

We all need to be free to be the best we can be. No matter the race or sex. We all matter.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ SueAnn - it is a tragedy many of us do not even know about. I know I did not know the magnitude of it tilll a couple of years back.

@ Dorte - what's worse is the fact that in countries like India, there are sections of society that do not even realise there is a problem, and sprout platitudes about what women have achieved. Yes they have done a lot, but there are so many who cannot.

@ Jan - in India, at least, we have women in government. And more to the point, there are women who refuse to vote the way their husbands ask them to.

@ Ella - easy to give, but quite meaningful in its own right.

@ Karen - you said it all :-)

@ Margot - many of us forget that just because we can do anything we want to do, all women can. They all can, but most will not be allowed to.

@ Debra - absolutely. We have come far, but nowhere near as far as we should.

@ Alex - true. Very true.

@ Majorie - maybe in another generation things would be slightlly better?

@ Jemi - totally.

@ Pamela Jo - we all do, don't we?


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