Admit it or not but we are living in a paternalistic society where males rule over females. Some communities have women seen as less people than men with less rights and privileges.
However, in celebration of the International Womens Day 2010, all men are set to give recognitions to all women in the world for their outstanding contributions in every aspect of the society from politics and business to fashion world.
International Womens Day is an annual celebration which is very similar to Mother’s Day celebration. Men are seen giving gifts, admirations, and flowers to their mothers, girlfriends, wives, sisters, daughters, nieces, and to all women in the world.
In celebration of International Womens Day 2010 in the US, President Barack Obama delivered a speech at the International Womens Day reception highlighting several contributions of women in the history of America despite the existing inequalities between men and women including statistics that show “how women just earn 77 cents for every dollar men make; how one in four women is the victim of domestic violence at some point in her life; how women are more than half the population, but make up only 17 percent of the seats in Congress, and less than 3 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs.”
In addition, he also mentioned one of the very first law that he signed which was pro women – the Ledbetter Bill – which gave equal salaries for those women who can do the same work as men do.
Men and women are created equal by God. We are all human beings which deserves respect. Often we value women less than men because of the paternalistic nature of the society but through this International Womens Day 2010 celebration, people are ought to recognize that men needs women and that they should be given equal rights and priorities in this world.