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?