Do We Really Need an International Day for Women?

A week after the celebration of International Women’s Day with reaffirmations of equality, the recognition of women role-models, expressions of love for women in our lives, we turn to ask:

  • Why do we mark an international women’s day?
  • Does such a “day,” simply allow for hollow congratulations in a world that is deeply divided on gender lines, as illustrated every other day of the year?
  • Why not have a “men’s day”—are we reinforcing inequality?
  • And does this day reflect an acceptance that all women, everywhere, across the globe, are simply the same?

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