You know when you’re on Twitter and you’re happily scrolling, enjoying all the tweets supporting women, celebrating women, praising women and then suddenly a rogue tweet appears like, “Well, what about International Men’s Day?”.
First of all, there IS an International Men’s Day and if you actually took the time to research then you’ll find out it’s on November 19th. You know it really doesn’t take too long to type a couple of words.
Secondly, why are you so butthurt that there is an International Women’s Day? It’s like turning up to a campaign about cancer and shouting, “Well, what about psoriasis?” Boy, having a day to celebrate women is not taking anything away from celebrating men.
Can we just take a moment to celebrate how fucking amazing women are? Seriously, seriously, seriously. If you really deep it, where would we be without women?
Empty, horrible, a waste.
Aside from the fact that the entire human race would eventually die out, the world would be missing a whole lot of inventions and breakthroughs. Take, for example, Dr Shirley Jackson[1. http://www.black-inventor.com/Dr-Shirley-Jackson.asp] who conducted breakthrough scientific research that enabled others to invent the portable fax, touch tone telephone, solar cells, fibre optic cables, and the technology behind caller ID and call waiting.
There was also Marie Van Brittan Brown’s system for closed-circuit television security[2. http://madamenoire.com/192852/the-big-idea-7-groundbreaking-black-female-inventors/] – y’all would not be safe out on the street. And lastly, you know that thing you think is so manly? You know that refreshing alcoholic drink that is the colour of piss? Yeah, that. Well… beer historian Jane Peyton claims that ancient Mesopotamian women were the first to develop, sell, and even drink beer.[3. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7538264/Men-owe-women-for-creating-beer.html] *insert middle finger emoji*
So… the next time you want to tweet something, just stop to think before you do it.
Chynna Webley: unapologetically a fine, strong ass woman.
(Disclaimer: @IOnlyThinkAboutMyself is not a real person. If this handle does exist, please don’t troll them. 😭)
International Women’s Day was on March 8th and this year’s theme was #BeBoldForChange. The conversations surrounding women and supporting, raising, inspiring and motivating women across all fields of work were amazing. Just take a look at Pauline’s collection of ladies and guys who inspire her!
According to the UN, it is “a day when women are recognised for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.”
Let us all pledge to raise awareness of women’s issues, eductae ourselves on women and their struggles worldwide, be supportive of the women in our lives.
Make everyday International Women’s Day 💜