I realize I might make some people really upset about this post, but here it goes anyway.
I don’t really understand today, International Women’s Day (started in 1975).
I understand it is important to recognize women in history who have done amazing things to get us to where we are today.
I understand how hard it has been to achieve the status that we have so far.
I understand that women want to make the same amount of money doing the same job as a man.
I saw on the news that many institutions around the world had to close today because of the women taking a stand/strike. I understand that without women in the work force things just couldn’t be done the same way.
I also understand that without women there would be nothing.
What I don’t understand...
Why aren’t we more upset in the fact that most families can not live anymore on just one salary. Most woman have lost their rights to be able to stay home and be a mom, if they wanted to.
I don’t understand why we as women don’t expect (or experience much anymore) a man to be chivalrous. To take care of a woman in a sweet, caring way.
I don’t understand why today not showing up for work (that same job you were able to get because of women’s rights) had any real impact. Yes I saw it all over the news and social media today, but when we all wake up tomorrow and go about our normal routine…
What did today change/make better?
What I don’t understand is:
Why we as women don’t support each other more in our successes, failures, and plain old every day life.
Why we shame each other in our life’s choices. Being a mom or not being a mom (which by the way is sometimes out of our control).
As a woman, I am only saying, I wish we could feel this camaraderie and empowerment each and every day. Support each other more! Tear each other down-never! Show the love for everyone, everyday, not just one “declared” day a year!