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International Women’s Day

Joshua Story, Contributor

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Women’s Day is a day for everyone to take a step back and appreciate the good women have done in society. It was founded by Soviet Premier Vladimir Lenin in 1917, and soon spread from the Soviet Union to the rest of the Warsaw pact as a “commemoration of the merits of women in communistic construction”. In 1975, the UN removed the communist theme of women’s day and turned it into an international holiday celebrating the achievements of women worldwide.

Recently, Women’s day has turned into a protest against the discrimination and abuse of women worldwide, and the alleged inequality of women here in the United States. Women (and men) now campaign on women’s day to promote fair treatment of women around the world, fight against a possible wage gap, support reproductive “rights”, and call attention to the plight of female refugees and immigrants in the United States and the rest of the world.

It’s hard to believe that this massive expression of free thought and speech could come out of such a black pit as the Soviet Union. I like to believe that this transformation from Soviet propaganda to a real movement is testimony to the strength and willpower of women. The very existence of the holiday today is a bigger testimony to the strength of women than all the rallies in the world.

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