International Women’s Day: What This Day Should Be About.

Paula vs Patriarchy

Yesterday, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau shared on Facebook her visions for what International Women’s Day in Canada should look like. It read: 

“Are you ready to ignite change? This week, as we mark International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate the boys and men in our lives who encourage us to be who we truly are, who treat girls & women with respect, and who aren’t afraid to speak up in front of others. Take a picture holding hands with your male ally & share it on social media using the hashtag #TomorrowInHand. Together, we can create a movement that inspires more men to join the fight to build a better tomorrow with equal rights & opportunities for everyone because #EqualityMatters.”

Read this closely: International Women’s Day is not about men.

Allies are important. Crucial, even. No movement can truly succeed without allies getting on board for the cause. The civil rights…

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