Although in theory, a day celebrating a historically underprivileged group is great, it leads to unfortunate circumstances in the real world. From personal experience, the only women who talk about the day use the opportunity to spout radical feminist ideas that are no longer about equality, but rather completely taking over. Furthermore, giving women their own day only gives men and women one more thing to disagree and bicker over. The time and energy wasted supporting such a pointless day could instead be used to solve real problems like helping women in abusive relationships.
Why have only a day just celebrating women's rights? What about international men's day? Men have rights that many people don't seem to care about. How come if a women beats up a guy, no-one really cares, but if a guy does the same to a women, everyone freaks out about? Men have rights that need to be spoken about.
International woman's day is obviously sexist as it may be possitve and about lifting woman's spirits but it rejects and quite often vilifies an entire gender and that is sexist. Why can't we just have international gender equality day where issues for all can be raised and we can all be encouraged and uplifted?
It is sexist. I can't bare all the nonsense around this topic. I don't need to feel valued or have my feeling validated in any way. I plod on with my life ,making my choices and doing my own thing just like men do. I'm no more special than a man and don't need a "special day" to tell me that. Its another way for extreme feminists to stir up trouble. Men are men ,women are women and all those in between are who they are. Why do we feel the need to celebrate it. Its seems the worlds gone mad. Yes there shoukd be equality but waving banners round and giving us a day isn't going about it the right way,if anything it's making us look weaker as we seem to need to be treated with kid gloves. Life's hard for women and men. Tough shit folks as I doubt it will ever be easy.
I don't think we should celebrate International Women's day as we are basically saying that one gender is more superior than another so I think the Women are being very sexist although they don't know it. If we want to live in an equal environment, ban international Women's day. Simple.
Every year, today inclusive, my work runs some sort of international women's day event. Usually baking, or a morning tea (how ironically patriarchal), raise funds for a homeless shelter or some other very worthy cause.
For the past 7 years, women's day has had an event, high focus, 5-6 emails building up to it, handfuls of emails talking about men's
For the past 7 years,men's day has had no event, 0 emails leading up to and 0 emails talking about it.
International woman's day was created before international men's day, the only reason why the male version was made was so that men wouldn't get offended, and when the men's day does come around (November 19th), It's just used as a way to say how terrible men are. International women's day is sexist no matter which way you look at it. And this is coming from a woman, by the way.
I do not need to be treated like an less capable human . I am a women. I do not need to be treated like I am special and get a big pat on the back because I achieve. For god sake women, we are a new generation where , guess what? There is nothing holding any of us back but ourselves. We treat ourselves like were so delicate and frail.
Celebrating International Women's Day is not sexist. Since women still do not have equal rights in Western society and no rights in many other societies it is important to recognize this and show support when it is needed. This day brings awareness to that fact that we do need to do more to bring equal status to everyone.
Now being a woman I might be a little biased but anytime there is a chance to celebrate being a woman is a great day. Little girls need to celebrate themselves and the woman they will become. In the midst of millions of women struggling with self esteem, this can only help to elevate their status. So yes, happy Women's Day.
No, International Women's Day is not sexist because the day aims to glorify and uplift women and is not sexist in intent. The day is not meant to discriminate people of other genders but is positive in nature. International Women's Day serves to teach young women all around the world that they are capable of dreaming big and achieving great things,