Celebrate the day, Skip the March

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For International Women’s Day 2017, we’re asking you to #BeBoldForChange
Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world
– a more inclusive, gender equal world.

OR

A Day Without Women.

On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women, and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity.

 

I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s. Many women went to college to find a good husband because we still all wanted the little house, a white picket fence, a husband with a good job, and 2.5 children. Many women learned a vocation to support their husbands while they went to college. I’m not saying this was wrong or right.

I learned from an early age women had to be strong willed to make it in the working world. We fought our way to the top. We defended ourselves, or our work ethics, or our work drive. After all, it was a man’s world.

I honestly can’t understand what all the crying and fussing is about in 2017 if you are an American. Women have more opportunity in this country than anywhere. If you cannot stand up for yourself, make your voice known, demand respect, and demand the pay you are worth, then you need to buck up buttercup. Life is not easy.

For all the women out there that want to be equal to men, take on male jobs, have at it. You deserve equal pay but only if you can do the job equally. Can’t ask to be a firefighter or Army Ranger, then have the qualifications lowered so you can pass the test. Like it or not, there are jobs in this world that women are not physically able to perform like a male due to muscle and body structure.

For all the women that were able to take today off from work, well good for you. On the other hand, did you think about your fellow sister and how your absence from work affected her? Did your absence cause some women to lose a day of work because their place of employment shut down? Did someone have to stay home and take care of their children since the school where you teach closed?  Nothing says sisterhood like causing problems for other women.

I have the right to say these things as I was a hard working, single mother. There were times when missing a day of work would cause me to be late paying an electric bill.

Are there still problems in our great country concerning women? You betcha. Do we need to address these problems? Sure. Should we support each other? Of course.

If you have the means and opportunity to help other women, here in America, or any place else on this earth, then, by all means, do so.  Do whatever you can, when you can but don’t hurt others in doing so.

If you teach your children, both male and female on how to treat others, including co-workers, neighbors, and other professions you have taken the first steps in solving many of our problems.

 

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