Tell you why

Tell you why

Sunday, March 8, will mark the 40th anniversary of International Women's Year in 1975. It’s a momentous occasion. Yet we hear the sighs and whys of its relevance. “Why just one day?” ask some.“What’s to celebrate?” ask the others.

Well, ask your grandmother, ask your mom, ask your sister, ask your daughter, ask the female colleague at work, ask the maid at home: Are they treated equal to men?  

And this is 2015. We have come a long way. But we also have a long way to go. Never mind if you don’t agree with the commercialisation and politicisation of the issue, you can still make a difference.

Forget the fancy card; forget the debates on news channels. How about making a cup of tea for your wife, or joining your mom for her visit to the doctor?

A lot of things in life are not fair, and most may be beyond our control. But if you can be a rainbow in someone’s cloud – as Maya Angelou so beautifully put it – will you at least try? 

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