I'm back and I Have a Question


5 Years Later...... I'm Baaaaack!

Hey, I'm Tracy and it's been 5 years since my last post.

A lot's happened since then, but based on the recent posts about wine, that's one thing that hasn't. 
I've still been writing, but it's been more focused on business writing. I still have all my amazing kids- they are just older now and preparing to do what they were meant to do- navigate the world on their own. And they're doing an amazing job.

I've returned to the traditional workforce and while that has presented some challenges of it's own, I have no regrets. My days fly by, I love wearing "business clothes" every day, and I'm fortunate enough to work in a university where I'm surrounded by creativity. It's truly amazing. 
And yet- here I am prepared to ask a question that likely isn't a popular one. 

Don't tell anyone, but I'm hoping that since it's been so long since I've been on here, no one will notice. Here goes: 

International Women's Day #IWD2020 is coming up on March 8th. Yes, we should celebrate women. It wasn't all that long ago that we weren't allowed to vote and there is still inequality in education and in the workforce.
But why do we need a special day to recognize women?
Wouldn't true equality be demonstrated if we were recognized on any given day because we are smart, talented, accomplished people regardless of gender? I'm surrounded by men at higher levels than mine, but I'm building my successes over the next 3-5 years so I can join them. I've even said, "don't hire me because I'm a woman and fit a demographic, hire me because I'm the best at the job that needs to be done."
So- it's a question. Does International Women's Day make sense or does it just draw more attention to the inequities without solving the problem?

Is it me?

Comments

  1. Well, it is lovely to see you back! Yes, every day should be women's day. It tweaks my titties that religious zealots somehow managed to make women less important than they historically were. blech.

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  2. Thanks Lauri! So great to see your name among my comments. :)

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