Happy International Women’s Day! It’s a time set aside to celebrate the women who mean so much to your lives and to the world at large. Our Earth has given birth to many talented, strong, beautiful women who many of us would be nothing without. Literally, we wouldn’t have been born without a woman carrying us around for about nine months.
You can commemorate International Women’s Day in many ways. Celebrate the rights gained from the sacrifices of many brave women (and men who listened) over the past 100 years, who put their necks out for other women to be allowed to vote and pursue a career.
Every year on March 8, the world takes notice of the women that matter in our lives. They can be your mom, girlfriend, wife, friend (with or without benefits), co-worker, doctor, teacher, or even a competitor who you admire and tests your wits. These are women who helped shape your life, whether you’re male, female or nonbinary.
Women’s Day was first introduced by the United States in 1909 (at the time, the day was only on the national level). This holiday would evenually phase out until the commies picked up the ball and the Soviets started celebrating International Women’s Day in the 1920s. By 1975, the United Nations started recognizing the holiday. Each year, the U.N. places a particular social or political theme on the day. For example, in 2014 the theme was “Equality for Women is Progress for All” and in 2008 the theme was “Investing in Women and Girls.” This year, the U.N.’s theme for International Women’s Day is called “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”.
International Woman’s Day doesn’t neccessarily have to be political. This day can also be about taking notice of the women you love, apperciate, and respect. Ironically, they’re the ones who help many guys feel like a real man.