What do I think about it? Mixed feelings.
1) There’s no International Men’s Day
2) I feel like this almost a case of affirmative action. “Hey there, there is definitely a minority of kick ass women out there that have done awesome things . . . so let’s have a day made to celebrate them to make them seem more awesome then they really are! Collectively, of course.”
3) I get a little angry when I think about the above phenomenon. I don’t like being judged by my gender, and I typically consider myself just an individual without a sex because of this. But this is why I think I do so much more than most women — I don’t let gender roles bring me down. I hope men recognize this in me!
4) Most women recognized in this are political, manly things. Growing up, who did I have to look up to? Hillary Clinton, Amelia Earhart, Joan of Arc . . . ugh. Great actresses are typically looked down upon for being “promiscuous” or something of the sort. Women are pretty slim to none in the business world, although that isn’t necessarily the case in the “small business” world. And genuinely intelligent, but feminine women . . . hardly known at all.
And so on. Like I said, mixed feelings. What do you think?