Happy International Women’s Day!

For everyone who thinks that Valentine’s Day is overcommercialized and
promotes gender stereotypes, please consider celebrating today, 8
March, International Women’s Day.

 Accordingto the United Nations:

Why dedicate a day exclusively to the celebration of the
world’s women?

 The United Nations General Assembly, which is composed of delegates
from all the member countries, mentioned two reasons: firstly, to
recognize the fact that peace and social progress require the active
participation and equality of women; secondly, to acknowledge the
contribution of women to international peace and security.

 For the women of the world, the Day’s symbolism has a wider meaning:
It is an occasion to review how far they have come in their struggle
for equality, peace and development.

7 thoughts on “Happy International Women’s Day!

  1. Yes, Ms. Lim, when I think of women’s contributions to peace, security <br/>and development, your blog certainly comes to the tip of my tongue!

  2. I am so sad that here in the US International Women’s Day is always totally ignored… possibly because of its historical connection to / celebration by the labor movement? (we also seem to try to avoid acknowledging May Day…) both great holidays that are celebrated all over the world! … except here.

  3. maybe here in the US, women have progressed so far that we don&#39;t even need to set them apart on one special day.  At least, that&#39;s what I&#39;d like to think =P

  4. Personally, I would rather see women be celebrated as builders of <br/>functioning societies than be forced into rigid gender-based <br/>stereotypes in order to celebrate holidays.

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