Why Women’s Day is not about women
In my opinion, we should not pay tribute to just women on Women’s Day.
I think it’s also necessary to acknowledge all the men whose’ love, appreciation, confidence and respect make it possible for a woman to be happy and successful.
Well, not ALL the time. But most of the times.
I don't want to discuss what a women CAN do. So much has been said about it already.
I’m just saying that a man needs to be appreciated
when he is a husband
and treats his woman with sushi, because she has vacuumed the house herself, when they have agreed to do it together on weekends,
or a dad
who gets only the flavour of ice cream that his daughter loves, despite whatever his sons like.
or a friend,
who tears up a paper from a library book because his friend was too scared to do it herself and the library time was running out
or a brother
who remembers his sister’s birthday and courier her a surprise birthday cake, flowers and card on her first birthday away from home,
or gets her a burger from the corner shop when home food isn't too tempting..
or a son
when he hugs his mom and says he missed her when she picks him up from school
or a father in law
when he gets her all kinds of junk from kachoris to samosay to roasted peanuts without her even asking
And THAT is why I want to pay tribute to all the men who have chosen to love and respect a woman when they could have easily gotten away being a male chauvinist.
(P.S. All the examples above are based on true events)