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Mug shot Tuesday. Women.
On March 8th every year around the world is celebrated International Women’s Day. In some regions it’s an occasion for people to express their love for women. In other regions political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. This year’s theme proposed by the UN is: โ€œPlanet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equalityโ€.

It’s still hard to believe that in this century in many places around the globe women don’t have the same rights that men do. From doing the same job and earning less money to the horrors they suffer because their are consider inferior.

I’m grateful I live and lived in places where the difference between men and women is not big or hard to endure.
Argentina is quite a Macho country and many men still want the woman in the kitchen washing dishes. But then it turns out that many of those men are the ones washing the dishes at home because their wives have them caught by their balls.
Here in Germany the feminist movement is so strong that if you want to be a gentleman you have to think twice before you act because some women get offended if you hold the door for them because they consider they are equals and can do it themselves.

The line is really thin and not all that glitters is gold.
It’s like when you hear: We love and protect our women (that’s why we keep them in cages).

The picture below is one of my favorite pictures. It’s from “My Stealthy Freedom” (online movement commenced by London-based journalist Masih Alinejad. It started from a Facebook page My Stealthy Freedom where women from Iran post their photos without scarfs, as Iranian women have to cover their hair in public according to local Islamic dress code (forced after the Iranian revolution in 1979)).

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To all the women in the world, have a happy day!

sources:

unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day#sthash.YFGt9qOC.dpuf
wikipedia.org
https://www.facebook.com/StealthyFreedom

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~ by DotedOn on March 8, 2016.

13 Responses to “560”

  1. Reblogged this on SURVIVORS BLOG HERE.

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  2. Happy International Women’s Day to you Paola! Yes, it’s hard to believe how some women are still discriminated against around the world.

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  3. It’s funny that you mention holding doors open. I open doors for everyone – man woman or child. I frequently wonder if a woman is going to get upset because I’m acting sexist. I hold the door open anyway.

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  4. Persecution comes in all sizes, shapes and colors ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  5. And by the way, I like when ANY person treats others with courtesy. I am a woman and I hold doors open for PEOPLE, regardless of gender and age, and when someone does it for me, I appreciate their courteous attitude. SO sick of all this labeling and “over the top” attitude that a woman should be “insulted” by someone simply being courteous. Damn idiots. Truly fed up with all of this nonsense.

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  6. Happy day to you, P!

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