On Women’s Day

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Diva!

Worldwide we celebrate the day today

As International Women’s Day, 

Calling to attention the valuable contribution

Of women to our society and organizations

It is supposed to be a day to applaud women

All over the world, in a world dominated by men

I personally find this celebration offensive

Somewhat, let me explain without being too defensive

Women and men contribute in equal measure

To the running of this world, each gender has its treasures

And yet we celebrate women’s day which to me

Is proof that women and men are not treated equally

Both genders are different, each with strengths unique

Both can be strong, both can at times be weak

For equal work, equally they should be treated

By celebrating this day, the essence of equality is defeated

Let us acknowledge women for who they are, every day

Such that the need for a special day to “celebrate” them goes away.

 

 

 

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One Comment Add yours

  1. loisajay says:

    Hear! Hear! I was puzzled by this until I came to your line that you found this offensive. **Breathes sigh of relief**

    Liked by 1 person

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