International Women's Day


March 8 of the year, has been carved out to celebrate womanhood. When most think of women, they see them as a supporter of the man but maybe it is vice versa. With great women like Kamala Harris, Marie Curie, Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth of England, Oprah Winfrey, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Folorunsho Alakija, Mrs Ifeoma Agboma, Ruth Isibor, and so many other women of valor who have graced the earth. Even the bible saw women as pillars, from the great judge Deborah to Mary the mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene who was the first person to see Jesus after he had risen. 

With a bit of history, initially begun with a movement from New Zealand, later spurred on in places like Europe and North America in the early 20th century. At this time, it was known as women's day by a certain party in America on the 28th of February in the year 1909. It was then proposed to be an annual event by another party but this time in Germany with no certain date allocated to it. After much deliberations, it was agreed that March 8th would serve the purpose which gathered more steam in the 1960s but was internationally known after it was adopted by the UN (United Nations) in 1977.

This day is set apart to celebrate women, to advocate for gender equality, anti-sexism, stop violence and discrimination against women. Culture might not have been fair to the women as most portrayed her to not have a voice of her own, for her to feel less than a male. But we are now in the 21st century and we should know that women have just as many rights as the man. With a world full of egocentric sexist men, women have had to break through obstacles to make their voices heard. With countless numbers of women who have scaled this hurdle and a lot more others to do so too. 

Violence against women has been vehemently preached against, the stereotypically less physical power they have, has been doubled into other profitable areas. The last convocation that was held at the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), the best graduating student and second-best were both females. This is to show you that women aren't pushovers anymore, gone are the days they shied away from in another room or were silenced by the man. They have found their voice and have resounded great wisdom and knowledge. Women should be protected, rape in a lot country have death penalty attached to them for offenders. This is to show how necessary we must protect the woman.

International women's day also celebrates our mothers. The day helps us to remember our mother's as the great women who had impacted our lives right from when we were born till our present age. How our mothers have been strong pillars for us even when they are weak. This helps us also remember the sacrifices our mothers have taken for us, the sleepless nights, the stress they have gone through to make everyone happy, how they sacrifice their dreams and aspirations to enable us to achieve ours.

International women's day stresses the importance of women to the world and the world would be imbalanced without the efforts of women. Women have been diving into areas that are male dominant like politics, empires, businesses, and lots more. These strong able women have come to show that they can do just as much and even more than the man could do. This has brought about the first woman Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harris who is also black. This singular feat has shattered lots of records. We actually could be seeing more women in higher positions and maybe the top richest people in the world instead of the other room as the Nigerian President had comically said a while back.

As well as celebrate international women's day, let's know that the world can never be complete without women, let's stop using them for ritual killings. The Nigerian government should take action concerning this recent events of yahoo boys using girls for rituals to get quick money, stop violating women, instead be the winds beneath their wings and help them soar to greater heights. Happy international women's day, which if you think about it, should be every day. has more...

📸 Pexels

Post a Comment