It is not a question whether or not this world could survive without women since women are equally instrumental in home and work. All around the world women are standing in unity to demonstrate economic power, social justice and equal rights. Those observing are asked to wear red, not engage in paid or unpaid work and avoid spending. Housework and work outside the home are all sidelined for the day.
A letter has been prepared to be presented at work if necessary,
“At an increasingly insecure time for the rights of women and other minority groups, it is important to me that I stand for the values of equality. I hope you will support me in my decision”.
Many students on campuses are scheduled to walk out of classes to show their support and recognition to women all around the world. Unfortunately kids may feel the brunt of this show of solidarity because women are so instrumental in all facets of their lives.
Perhaps in a weird sort of way this is showing kids early the value of their moms, educators, civil workers, doctors, and many minority groups. It is not about one day but rather it is a consistent show of significance and relevance for us all everyday.
A woman is like a tea bag- you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.