Just a short post this week. I came across this article where supermodel Waris Dirie called International Women's Day absurd. She is not only a model but also advocate for women's rights worldwide, having herself been a victim of genital mutilation when she was a young girl in Somalia.
So I am sort of torn on this issue and so this post will most likely be a series of questions. Is International Women's Day absurd? Do we still need to have one? Does singling out women as special or in need of recognition perpetuate the polarizing image that feminism puts out? Or is Waris just absurd herself? We have days for famous men, but few for women, why not a day where we can celebrate them and their accomplishments? Or are we in a post-feminist world?
Anyways, I am putting these questions out there to think about. I'm not sure where I stand on this issue, but I think it's worth talking about.