Everyone (Households and Corporates included) seem to have suddenly taken this appreciation to celebrating Women's Day. Different aspects of equality including load sharing to gender equality seem to be touched on during the discussion and advertisements of the day.
I often wonder if celebrating such a day is energy misdirected.. afterall equality and equal rights is not just a celebration for a day. It is something to be understood and absorbed. Needless to say, the trending 'feminist' views seem to push it to the next level..
Somehow, all of sudden, being confident as a woman seems to be equated to no need for marriage... being aware of our rights has translated into sessions about environment in workplace... all of it being discussed with and amongst women.
When did being okay with being single become a feminist stand. I'd have understood if the narrative was that marriage is not only about getting someone to manage the house and kids but someone who is an equal in an inter-dependent relationship...
What good will it be, if men are not as aware as women about the right 'etiquette' at home or at the workplace.
Till we learn to appreciate the people in our lives (men and women alike), any such celebration through one day in an year is all superficial and in vain.
A gender - equal society would be one where the word 'gender' doesn't exist:
Where everyone can be themselves.
~ Gloria Steinem