International Women’s Day (8th March) is an occasion marked by women’s groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their Day, they can look back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.
“A woman is like a tea bag, you can not tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water” ~ Nancy Regan
International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men. In ancient Greece, Lysistrata initiated a sexual strike against men in order to end war; during the French Revolution, Parisian women calling for “liberty, equality, fraternity” marched on Versailles to demand women’s suffrage.
“Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.” ~ Barbara De Angelis
The idea of an International Women’s Day first arose at the turn of the century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and radical ideologies.
“A free race cannot be born of slave mothers.” ~ Margaret Sanger
Okay enough about the history…but this day motivates me a lot not just because I am a woman too, but because I am also on a mission today so let me go and enjoy my moments!
“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.” ~ W. Clement Stone
Mean while I would like to congratulate all the Women out there around the world who are doing a great job by touching everyone’s heart everyday by being a daughter, girl friend, wife, mother, daughter-in law, grand ma and the best is being a friend 😀
“The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.” ~ George Santayana
Happy International Women’s Day To All
This post is a result of one of my blogger friend who asked to write on heroic act that you did and I think it’s a good day to keep that promise to my friend blogger 😀 as today is International Women’s day !!!
It was during my struggle period in a new country like Canada where I had to opt for a part time job as a cashier! I was pretty new to the country and to the people too!
It was one of the weekends when there’s lot of tourist visit at the food court and cash was piling up! Usually the moment we see its filling up the cash register tray we quickly grab them and put it in an envelope and as time and chance applies we hand over to the manager. That day, I had already handed over 6-7 envelopes to the manager and still it was heavy flow of cash in my cash register tray!
There came a moment when I was getting a change someone’s hand came in to the cash register tray and grabbed the whole cash and started walking! I, when saw this quickly grabbed his hand which was full of cash and it such happened that he was facing front and his hand was twisted back in my hand as I was trying to get the money out of his hand. He was a 6 ft 5 inches black guy ( not to discriminate but to mention the comparison of the body built). He was constantly murmuring saying leave me ..leave me and I was yelling for the manager ‘Peter’ ….’Peter’ and when I didn’t get any response for 10-15 minutes I just turned back and looked back and what I see is – Everyone in the mall , the huge crowd has surrounded and were watching this stunt but none of them had guts to come out and rescue me or my money or even give a hand of help so that we could take the guy to the cops!
When I saw such a cold blooded crowd, I just gave up …I took whatever money came in my hand and I told him…yeah man! Go…its your day!
And I released him!!!!!
Later, the cops came and told me that was a daredevil act no one ever would take that kind of step. Next time watch out you doesn’t risk your life as he could have shot you with the other hand which was free all this time of your struggle!
I learnt my lesson, no matter what happens just don’t do any thing but call 911 😀
But I always felt one thing, if it was country like India definitely the public would have reacted and would have helped and I think that’s the right way of community help and support!
Thanks to MM for giving me an opportunity to share this story of mine here 😀
Women, you rock just don’t give up in life 😉
“Women are the real architects of society.” ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe