Why should womanhood be celebrated only on one day ?

sujata gopal
Posted March 8, 2019 from India

Every woman is made to feel special by her husband, brother, father at home and her male colleagues on one day every year i.e March 8.

On this day, I hear all around me , men commenting " Today is your day" . I feel unhappy with this chauvinistic remark.

Why is she not made to feel special on the other 364 days ?

On all other 364 days, she is either raped, beaten, abused, or mentally and emotionally harassed by the same people .

Why is she killed in the womb ?

Why is she not given food ?

Why is she not sent to school ?

Why is she married off young ?

Why is acid thrown at her ?

Why is she sexually harassed at her work place and in her own home ?

There are many " Why's which can be added to this list ?

Do we have an answer to all our " Why's"

Think !

 

 

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Olutosin
Mar 08
Mar 08

We celebrate ourselves every breathing moment!

jlanghus
Mar 08
Mar 08

Hi Sujata,

I hear you, and totally agree. Every day should be women's day, and not just one!

Urmila Chanam
Mar 08
Mar 08

Dear Sujata,

Some people don't even celebrate this one day. The life of a woman is like that of one who serves everyone. We are so accustomed to serving others except ourselves and that too voluntarily, without help or payment that we forget to ask for payment in our professional lives as well. That is why women are underpaid. A cycle we must end. Thank you for your moving account and wish you a happy international women's day.

Love and prayers,
Urmila Chanam,
India
You can reach me at urmila.chanam@gmail.com

Mauri Favaron
Mar 08
Mar 08

Urmila, may I add my voice to yours? I feel you pointed the finger in a very right direction. We should be, also "for us". Not in an egotist' sense: by respecting ourselves, and saying some important "no", we can free energy to give a gift which is perceived as precious, welcome, and not something "just due".

Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 08
Mar 08

Dear sister Sujata, i am happy that you think in the same way like me! The day is a mockery on women. I heard a man as for beer from a lady because they say it is our day. Pure nonsense. Every day should be women's day because one day in a year does not suffice!!! Please do read my post of today. "Do Not Look for Me in the Crowds of Those Celebrating". Thanks

Corine Milano
Mar 08
Mar 08

Indeed! Let's celebrate women today — and carry this spirit forward every day! I love that this is the spirit of the World Pulse community. Every day is Women's Day in this sisterhood. :)

Leina
Mar 08
Mar 08

Dear Sujata,
I feel your pain because I have lived almost my whole life asking these questions.We are rising to change things for our daughters.We deserve to be recognized and celebrated all year round!!!

otahelp
Mar 08
Mar 08

We are celebrated everyday my dear. so many whys and no immediate answer. thank you for sharing your thoughts. i really appreciated your piece. Balance for Better world

Mauri Favaron
Mar 08
Mar 08

Sujata, sister dear,

you are perfectly right. And what you say goes to the very core of the problem: it is dramatically hypocritical to say women are special one day, and abuse them the remaining year.

Every day should be Women's Day. In a spirit of respect, of love if possible (I understand, not all men like and love women). We may begin by loving ourselves, be confident, and let our love radiate. And never stopping posing the fundamental questions you pose.

Hello, Sujata,

Valid questions indeed! We are to be celebrated everyday. That's how we do it on World Pulse and may we bring thus celebration and recognition of our womanhood to our respective communities.

Happy International Women's Day!