I usually am on the opposite side of the fence on the topic of "Celebrating Myself" or "Celebrating Woman's Day" as I feel that women really don't need a day to celebrate them, what are we going to do the other 364 days of the year? Forget ourselves?!? But then, when you really think about it, it makes sense to set one day aside to indulge ourselves, give ourselves a tiny pat on the back for things accomplished, sacrifices made or just plain surviving in a country which is voted as one of the worst places to be born as a female.
Consider yours truly, most of the time these days I feel like I'm an octopus on roller skates, falling flat on my face every time. "Getting older and getting nowhere" seems to be playing on my mind all the time. The odds are stacked against my gender when it comes to age, as when women grow older they just become old hags but the unfair sex ( I am NOT talking about melanin here) become more distinguished, more sexy, more everything until they reach the ripe old age of 60. Religion does not spare us either, it’s been said that a woman must build enough karma to be reborn as a man so that she can achieve nirvana. Or that if a man is cowardly in this life then he will be reborn as a woman in the next. Obviously most of the religions are 'MAN'-made tailored to their own greedy ends. Ask any woman and she'll tell you that in today's world it takes more balls (pun be damned!) to be a woman than a man.
Given the above would I want to celebrate woman's day? Most definitely YES!! Being a woman is a joy and a struggle and in this case I'd like to borrow the tag line "With great power comes great responsibility". We have the power to forge ahead despite all obstacles thrown at us by this prejudiced world, we just need to learn not to give up, not to hate ourselves or our bodies and never to lose self-belief. Does that make a woman sound like a superhero on a mission? You're damn right!! We are superheroes and we deserve at least 24 hours of adulation, celebration and merry-making. Go ahead, have a blast, I definitely am going to!
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