How Not to Celebrate International Women's Day
Today is International Women's Day. It's a day to reflect on the place of women in cultures around the world, both in the United States, where most women are relatively well-off, and in other countries where women live under more restrictive conditions.
via @JeliebersINArmy You're not helping, Biebs.
It's a broadly defined holiday, sure. But that's basically the gist of it: A day -- seriously, just one 24-hour period -- in which people are encouraged to think about and act toward women with the respect you'd afford to literally any other human being. The whole rest of the year is for Hooters and glass ceilings and Kourtney & Kim Take Miami. But on this one day, the world is asked to pause, briefly, from treating the female gender like one giant, cruel joke.
Surprise! The world has failed.
Here are some people who are not helping:
The caption to @deleasa's Instagram above reads, "Well hello ladies, today's your day! Happy international women's day!" Though he does seem to grasp the brevity of this holiday -- Today's your day! Not tomorrow, or the day after! Just today! -- his gift to the ladies of the world is doing just as much for impoverished and abused women in other countries as it is doing for me right now. Which is to say, nothing.
via Instagram, @deleasa
@COD_PR0BS isn't going to pay you or anything else with ladyparts any extra attention just because it's International Women's Day. Call of Duty bros before live, human hoes.