Today is International Women’s Day. For thousands of years women’s contributions were not celebrated equally to those of men. Even today, it is an exercise, not a natural phenomenon. That’s okay. I want to challenge all women to celebrate our contributions not just today but every day.
Validate one another. Listen to one another. Hug one another. Embrace the commonalities while celebrating the differences. Women of all races, nationalities, economic and social backgrounds should be celebrated every single day.
Thank your librarians, childrens’ teachers, school administrators, police officers, mayors, and legislators. Thank your doctors, dentists, and mail carriers. Thank your hair stylists, auto mechanics (okay, I do not know one single female auto mechanic), plow truck drivers, and pilots. Thank your professors, road crew workers, and engineers. Thank the journalists, thinkers, and psychologists, school bus drivers, and lunch ladies.
Support one another even if you don’t agree politically. Be there for one another even if you embrace a different religion (or none at all). Women supporting women is empowering to all.
And men, modeling support for your wives, mothers, girlfriends, co-workers, and friends teaches the next generation of men and women to celebrate all humanity!
Celebrating International Women’s Day today!
For more information:
- Women’s History Month from Edutopia
- National Women’s History Project
- Time for Kids: Women’s History Month
- Presidential Proclamation: Women’s History Month – March 2010