On Woman´s Day

@marguicha (90169)
Chile
March 8, 2016 9:30am CST
So today it is Woman´s Day everywhere. Cheers and hugs for everyone who wants it. I, myself, have mixed feelings for this day. I see people in the streets selling a red rose for the employers to give to their women employees. They think a lot of themselves mouthing a special good morning to them at their job. But I wonder why don´t they have a little more respect for their employees (women or otherwise). Why does it have to be something that is remembered once a year and the rest we see women underpaid that have to work extra hours without extra payment. While it is true that some things have changed, I think that there is a lot to change so that we can really say that we all are born equal. We still have cultural, religious and racial problems that mean that some people have little or no rights. This day it has to do with genre. But wouldn´t it be better if we asumed that everyone has the same rights, be it men, women and the several other genres that have lately "come out of the closet" (How I loathe those words: why should a human being have a need to hide in order to survive!). A rose, a red one, for everyone.
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@Corbin5 (99601)
• United States
8 Mar 16
Well, as a woman, I had no idea it was Woman's Day due to the fact that I must feel the day lacks importance. I do not need a day for my gender.
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@marguicha (90169)
• Chile
8 Mar 16
This is International Women's Day and it is celebrated in many ways in diferent countries.
@LadyDuck (146740)
• Switzerland
8 Mar 16
Men do not offer roses to the women on this day, but a branch of yellow Mimosa. It's not observed here in Switzerland, in French I received plenty of branches of Mimosa.
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@marguicha (90169)
• Chile
8 Mar 16
Maybe it depends on the time of the year and the climate in each country.
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@LadyDuck (146740)
• Switzerland
9 Mar 16
@marguicha Yes, this is surely the reason, the yellow Mimosa branches are the first trees to bloom flowers in early Spring.
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@marguicha (90169)
• Chile
9 Mar 16
@LadyDuck We are beginning Autumn in this side of the world. But roses are cultivated in greehouses, I suppose. They are gorgeous and very expensive.
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@jaboUK (53413)
• United Kingdom
8 Mar 16
I'm not sure that we observe that day in the UK - I've not heard of it anyway. Thank you for the rose
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@marguicha (90169)
• Chile
8 Mar 16
This is International Women's Day. At the Wikipedia they say it is observed and celebrated in England.
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@jaboUK (53413)
• United Kingdom
8 Mar 16
@marguicha Ok, well it's passed me by as I'm in Spain. But it passed me by in previous years as well, unless it's a new thing?
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@marguicha (90169)
• Chile
8 Mar 16
@jaboUK This started many years ago in socialist countries so maybe Franco di not let it pass in time. I don´t know. But we can see country by country the celebrations along the world.
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@scheng1 (24813)
• Singapore
9 Mar 16
If the employers want to show appreciation to the women in the workforce, they could give half day time off to the women within the month. In this case, the women will get to rest more.
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@marguicha (90169)
• Chile
9 Mar 16
I SO agree. Yet they place a flower in front of their desk and continue to bark.
@Marcyaz (35766)
• United States
8 Mar 16
I think everyone no matter who or what they are should be treated with respect every day not just one day out of the year.
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@marguicha (90169)
• Chile
8 Mar 16
I think the same as you do.