It’s hard to believe that I haven’t touched on the topic of International Women’s Day yet. But the fact of the matter is, with all the gender topics floating around, I sometimes find it hard to remain non-offensive, inclusive and sensitive to everyone’s feelings.
Also, it’s a topic that’s been written about a lot and as such, I couldn’t find a new, creative angle.
So here are my random thoughts I guess. As usual, they should be spectacular!
As I was growing up there was this saying that went like… ‘we have women’s day because every other day of the year belongs to men’. I didn’t quite get it back then and felt that it was rather unfair. I did love getting flowers though. As a little girl, getting flowers from my dad, just like my mom, made me feel like such a grown-up woman.
Women’s Day is celebrated globally, on March 8th. In some parts of the world it still holds its original meaning, a purpose, a cause, and in several countries, mostly in the West, it is mainly sociocultural and centered around the celebration of womanhood.
I don’t think we should undervalue the progress women have made over the decades, because let’s face it, our grannies didn’t have it half as good. That being said, there’s still a long way we can go as far as rights, opportunities, etc. I prefer to remain non-political, and I understand that equal pay is of higher priority than a bouquet of flowers. Yet, a nice gesture is still a nice gesture.
My editor asked me to mention some badass Hungarian women. And while there are several, I failed to compile a proper list, and figured, we should go global.
A list of awesome women who shaped history
So here’s a list of awesome women who shaped history. (Yes, there is a Hungarian reference in there.)
And as for amazing, cool, badass Hungarian ladies, I want you to think of those you know.
I know a girl who learnt how to fly an airplane.
I know a lady who rides a motorcycle.
I know some crazy talented female musicians who rock.
I know a girl who has a PHD in physics AND does karate.
I know women who’ve been through some shit, who are raising children, who despite their own issues find time and energy to be kind and fun and cool. All the women I know excel in one thing or another.
So think of the women you know. Think how many great things they do! And for the love of god, get them some flowers! Or show your appreciation in a way that will bring a smile to their faces. Is the badass woman you thought of YOU? Even better!
Here are some events for this occasion, should you need any ideas.
Women’s Day cycling around the Velence lake, not just for the ladies.
This is a month after International Women’s Day, however, plenty of chicks will be rocking out on stage. Girl. Power.
Support a woman you love and respect today. And every day.