Today is International Women’s Day, a day aimed at celebrating mostly “progressive” ideas about the nature and worth of women, but that doesn’t mean this day has to be spent focusing on “gender parity.” Why not spend it on much deeper issues such as how we can change the sexual norms that are so disrespectful and disadvantageous to women?
Today’s “A Day Without A Woman” is supposed to be a day dedicated to “economic solidarity” for women but, much like the Women’s March, this day only includes women who are pro-union, pro-abortion, anti-Israel and those who can afford to skip a day of work. But the #RealWomenDontQuit campaign aims to give the rest of us a voice!
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Pope Benedict XVI recognized International Women’s Day by calling on the world to renew their commitment to treat women with “complete respect for their dignity.”