Yesterday I stumbled upon a video clip exhorting women to #uncelebratewomen’sday.
It was very cleverly made and cited several reasons for skipping this ‘event ‘ as it were . And I agree with them .
Do we as women need a special day?
I also read a remarkable post by Mackenzie Glanville who remarked that being a feminist doesn’t mean being a man hater .
I agree with this too.
Coming from a patriarchal family with strong women, I sometimes feel that feminism sometimes goes over the top . Gender bias ? Of course it exists. In my family women have a distinct advantage. The girls in our family are encouraged to do what they want to do (education, music, athletics) not because they are women and need empowerment but because they have the aptitude to do so.
Similarly the boys are encouraged to help around the house, even taking on major chores like laundry, grocery shopping and cooking .
But who are we kidding ? There are inherent differences between men and women. There are certain characteristics that are typically female and those that are typically male.
My two younger grandchildren are just five weeks apart. Strangely enough they seem to be connected and even though they live in different continents share a strange bond- when one of them sneezes, you can be sure the other one is also coming down with something. They both are wise beyond their years and have a distinct sense of humour that was apparent even when they were toddling out of infancy. Both were given gender unspecific toys. But strangely enough, the boy prefers cars while the girl prefers books.
So my own personal observation is that there are gender specific differences in terms of attitude. Men are from Mars and women are from Venus
And let’s celebrate the differences rather than try to make both men and women into androgynous creatures in the name of feminism.
Linking up with #ablogginggoodtime hosted by MacKenzie Glanville.