Yesterday was International Women's Day, did you do anything? I must admit I didn't do much, except work - yes I worked. Honestly, it was not a date I had engraved in my mind as a plan of action, it never was. I shared some tweets, that's about it. It's not that I don't care, of course I do! There are just SO many calls to action now, my head is spinning. It's kind of like "Earth Day", I don't need a day to remind me that the planet is changing and we all need to do our part to take care of it, it's a part of who I am.
I do want to acknowledge those of you who did take a stand, marched, wore red, and made a statement. It's great to see the momentum of the Women's March still going strong. It's important to keep pushing for equality for women and non-binary people in the workforce, education, and right to life. I guess my problem is wishing we didn't need annual dates as a reminder to be better people, you know? But I get it, some people are hard to educate or they'll say something stupid like "When is International Men's Day?" Ignorant people can try to blow it off as fluff, but they can't ignore the issue forever.
So the answer to my question in this blog post is - no, not every day is International Women's Day. We need dates like International Women's Day as a reminder, a history lesson in progress and a measuring stick of how far we still need to go.