International Women’s Day 2021: History and Significance of this day
It is March already! A month that celebrates the spirit of women all across the globe. International Women’s Day 2021 is around the corner. Well, a woman is a personification of love, strength and beauty, she should be celebrated every day. But to acknowledge her incredible contribution to society, 8th March is celebrated as International Women’s Day. The theme of 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge. The day is celebrated to make women make aware of their rights and gender equality. The story of celebrating Women’s Day on March 8th is dated back to 1917 after women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia. In the year 1967, it was adopted by the feminist movement. Later in the year 1977, the United Nations recognized the day and started celebrating it as International Women’s Day.
Women’s Day is embracing womanhood
Women’s Day is all about celebrating the spirit of every woman. She is complete in every aspect and she should be celebrated every day. A woman could be a successful entrepreneur or a multitasking homemaker, let us celebrate the incredible contribution that they make to our life. Often marriage and child are considered the most important part of a woman’s life. There are a lot of stigmas attached to a single and woman who chose or cannot become a mother. A lot of emotional trauma comes with it, and our so-called judgmental society judge without realizing how it can impact a woman. A woman always held hostage by expectations of society skinny, fat, dark, fair or short, bold, meek, fertile or infertile. A woman can achieve anything, but the patriarchal society won’t celebrate success until you bear a child. But guess what? Things are slowly improving in our society and that’s a piece of good news!
Recently, a Prega news advertisement featuring Mona Singh went viral. The ad named #Sheiscompleteinherself shows Lata, a dutiful daughter –in –law, getting happy for her pregnant sister –in – law. However, casts of infertility shadow over happiness. As the ad progress, it shows Lata is a teacher, a dotting daughter –in –law, sister –in –law and happy go lucky person and most important a human. Irrespective of being unable to conceive, she is complete in herself. The beautiful lines of the ad touched our heart. The message is strong yet simple, every woman is complete in herself.
The advertisement gave some important insights into the current situation in India:
The description of the advertisement gave some important highlights. Infertility affects every 1 in 6 couples in India and the circumstances around them make them suffer in silence. This women’s day, let us speak about infertility. Let us celebrate every woman who she is.
A woman isn’t incomplete without a man or children. Her undying spirit of spreading love and warmth should be celebrated every day. March 8th is just a gentle reminder, not just for men, but for women themselves that you complete yourself and no one else. The more you practice self-love, the more enjoy your own company. This women’s day, let us all pledge to treat every woman with respect irrespective of her choices. Motherhood doesn’t complete her. Indeed, becoming a mother is the most beautiful feeling in the world, but she shouldn’t be fed with guilt and shame if she can’t.
Happy Women’s Day to all the beautiful and talented women out there. Celebrate yourself every day. This is Women’s Week, do not forget to do things that make you feel happy. Be it catching up with your old friends, taking off from work or just cooking good food for yourself. Do not forget to put yourself first.
Special thanks to Prega News for making such a progressive commercial. We would like to watch more of this! Our society needs change and small steps can make a big difference!
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