Friday, March 8, 2013

A day for drawing attention....




This morning, I saw a girl in a mini-skirt telling me to buy a two-wheeler to commemorate International Woman’s Day. While I have nothing against mini-skirts, and I admit that to a woman who has to battle male gaze while using public transport nothing is more empowering than a two-wheeler; I didn’t like how the Day was being misused to sell two-wheelers.
The Day is for drawing attention to the issues that plague women across the globe- gender inequality, lack of choice, economic discrimination, sexual abuse - the endless cycle of poverty and reproduction. That’s what the Day is for.
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3 comments:

SueAnn Lommler said...

I have to say...this confuses me too
Hugs
SueAnn

Diandra said...

A German discount store used the occasion to advertise for chocolates and perfume. With "HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY!" written across the page.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I understand exactly what you mean! Let's not lose sight of the real purpose of this day. There is far too much at stake to do that.

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