I have to wonder, why is this the first time I've heard of this? Am I just ignorant? Is it because Hallmark only has Mother's day cards, not a "Happy Woman's Day" card? Or is it because the US has jipped us fellow females and unlike in Asia where women have a half day off of work, my fellow Americans only get a Google doodle and a few news articles? Granted, I do feel better knowing that we aren't discriminating against women by giving men a half day off of work either, but why does the US seem to have so much less of a following on this holiday?
This holiday, is in accordance with our discussion today about feminism and the work towards woman's equality, and is a celebration of how far women have come from the days of working against women's suffrage, to a society full of strong female role models in the government, businesses, and media. However, as this holiday is coming to an end, I can't help realizing that our society still has far to go in order to have full gender equality.
So I ask you, what was your knowledge of IWD before reading this? To the guys (or girls) do you feel it is fair to have IWD but not International Men's Day? Would and IMD have a negative view around the world?
And for your viewing pleasure I have attached a short introductory video on IWD.