Let me educate you as to why we are to celebrate women's day. For those that do not understand the origin and significance of this day.
The day is celebrated on the 8th of March, and its origin dates back to the 1800’s. On the 28th of February 1908, women took to the streets of New York city demanding shorter hours, better pay, and the right to vote. The demonstration had a whopping 15,000 women stand together in solidarity to fight women rights. The following year, on the 28th of February another March was held in New York City yet again. Women all over the world held marches of their own on different days in February and March. It was then decided in 1913, that the International Women’s day shall be celebrated on the 8th of March.
It is a day designed to celebrate the women that have paved the path way to where we are today in terms of women’s right. It celebrates the voices of victory that won a woman a right to the work place, the fighters who fought for equal pay and the ones that continue to speak up against the injustices women face today. It is about ensuring that the power a woman possess is not seen as domineering, but a quality that is to be praised. In doing so, a woman is not afraid to reach the full magnitude of her potential, as the shackles are broken.
It is a day designed to bring about hope in the hopeless around the word, ignite a spirit of unity and fight for the protection of the standing women rights.
“Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race” – Mary McLeod Bethune
Photo: International Women's Day, 12 March 1977. Photograph by David Bartho—Sydney Morning Herald via Getty Images