What Is The Point Of Celebrating Women’s Day?

Posted: March 8, 2016

Why celebrate Women’s Day? What is the point of it all? Maybe there is some meaning to the madness.

Women make up half of the world’s population, and every year, on the 8th of March, women are celebrated. But has the burning question of ‘why’ ever lingered your mind? Why do we devote an entire day just to women? What is the point of it? Well, the points are many and the devotion is vital.

Too often, women are objectified and poorly represented in both cinema and television – take Bollywood’s ‘item numbers’ as an example. But this is not it, it is all not about ‘item numbers’ or women being poorly represented in the media, it is also about the struggles women face that tend to be overlooked by dozens.

Women are the oppressed class in the gender spectrum. Women across the world have been and continue to be victims of violence, oppression and discrimination – politically, economically and socially.

When something goes wrong, it is often the woman’s honour that is questioned – take the dozens of violence against women cases that go unreported because the ‘honour’ of the woman is looked at before her safety.

And in many cases, women are just expected to accept whatever it is they come across, be it domestic abuse or violence that occurs during times of political conflict.

So Women’s Day is celebrated, to honour each and every woman of yesterday, today and tomorrow. To celebrate being a woman and to celebrate women, to acknowledge the struggles they face and to remind the world that this is not the end of women’s fight to freedom.

This is dedicated to all the women out there and may this be a reminder to respect women because they are people, and to always remember that without them we would be nowhere.

Published earlier here.

Image source: celebrate Women’s Day by Shutterstock.

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