International Woman’s Day: only reason to celebrate “Womanity”?

ith me reaching age 24, I started to question what this day is really about. When you  Google search “International Woman’s Day” the first result describes it as a holiday  “annually held on March 8 to celebrate women achievements throughout history and across nations”. Today this is something worth be thinking about.

From my childhood memories, this holiday was something like “mama/grandmama day”. Hand-drawn cards, morning flowers from fathers and brothers, kindergarten/school concerts and the day off from work or school. Never about me, but about attention to other females.

With me growing older, was also growing a stereotype in post-soviet countries, which states it’s that one occasion females don’t have to dance around the house with a vacuum cleaner, cook and wash, and, finally,  get a right for some attention, flowers and, occasionally, dinner or some gift. At that moment, young social networks were spreading a ‘demotivating’ artworks of how females belong to the kitchen since 9th of March of the current year till the 7th of Match of the next one. Carry on the cycle in your head…

Now, in 2018, being a married girl, sitting at the window table in my favourite coffee shop, watching girls and women walk by holding flowers and delivery services carrying the gift packages, these all made me think – what this Day is really about?

I have arranged flowers delivery for my mother, seems like the mission was accomplished. But was it? Made me question if that day is now also about me? The more I was sinking into the true meaning of this holiday,  the more new questions and the stereotype-breaking thoughts came into my head.

Am I doing enough in my marriage to deserve to celebrate my achievements?!

Should I be expecting something more?!

Why woman has to expect attention today exactly, and just today?!

Maybe, things, we, woman, are doing, should be noticed and appreciated constantly, and then we won’t get feeling that we obliged?! Comment what you think about this holiday and if you celebrate it or not.




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  1. Březen 12, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    OK, you won’t break any world records for originality, but if you choose her favourite flower and pick her perfect tipple, she’ll definitely know you care. We love Bloom & Wild – the UK’s leading flower delivery app.

  2. Březen 16, 2018 / 11:23 am

    I”ve tried a few of Mugler Les Exceptions, my favorite was Supra Floral. I”ve got a few well-loved Mugler frangrances, Alien, Angel Muse, and Womanity. I liked Sebastian”s review because he always provides easy to understand descriptions of the main notes. I would love to try Cuir Impertinent and am in the U.S. Thank you! cialis

  3. Březen 22, 2018 / 6:43 am

    0 0 Malinda Senevirathne: Sri lankan are paid highly. It is well known that it is the old folks who goes to the temple and not the young couples or men. So, Certainly Sri lanka can cut down so many holidays. On the other hand, Many develioped countries, developed by giving less holidays. In the UISA no o fmaximum holidays are five days per year. Germany and china as a govt policy pay lower salaries in order to promote exports. Besides, If muslims and christians say we want the exact no of holidays that Buddhists say, then there is no reconciliation. then use the importance of universal franchise. It is the 70% sinhala buddhists who are the majority. those who say no can notbe helped. Just taake it if not go where think you can get it.

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