Last Thursday, March 8th, was “International Women’s Day”. Like many things to honor women for their accomplishments, it probably went by unnoticed by many. While it is a national holiday in many countries, it’s not one here at home.
This year’s theme was “Empower Women – End Hunger and Poverty”.
The first national Women’s Day was observed in 1909 in the United States after a declaration by the Socialist Party of America.
Although the celebrations are different depending on the country, the focus is on respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements.
For last year’s 100th anniversary of “International Women’s Day”, “James Bond” actor Daniel Craig did an amazing public service announcement dressed as a woman to point out the inequalities between men and women.
And, in honor of all of the great women in our lives, past and present, living and dead, I’ll share a couple of pictures of my past from various charity events and shows to emphasize that it’s not easy being a woman and that I’d never want to walk a mile in their pumps. These pictures are from 1995 and 1996.
Women, I commend you for all that you do and especially for the ones that don’t get a big “thank you” at home or at work.