That's a real opportunity to recall women's social, economic and political achievements but to remember the whole world there are still a lot of things to do. Even in our democratic Italy discrimination against women are commonplace, at work and at home.
If the parity has been reached:
And then I'd like to remember you the other reason why the world celebrates women: violence! A lot of women often suffer a lot, even in our civilized Italy!
Tthis is the most distressing thing. You woman can't walk free and dressed as you like because someone might think of your short skirt or your neck as a provocation and then oblige you to the violence of the sexual act.
What does the rapist think? "Your endurance? it's just a fake. You've enjoyed, haven't you?"
But there is something worse. The violence at your home where you should be protected and where, on the contrary, the affection is turned against you! to get to the point of an absurd death at the hands of the man who says: "I love you". Every three days a woman is murdered in Italy. This report is unbelievable but true.
Luckily not all is bad as it seems from these first lines. There are a lot of successful women, intelligent, determined, brave who work successfully and have wonderful partners.
All is not lost until there are people in the world able to write poem such this one on women
O woman, you are not merely the
handiwork of God, but also of men;
these are ever endowing you with
beauty from their hearts.
Poets are weaving for you a web
with threads of golden imagery;
painters are giving your form ever
The sea gives its pearls, the mines
their gold, the summer gardens their
flowers to deck you, to cover you, to
make you more precious.
The desire of men's hearts has shed
its glory over your youth.
You are one half woman and one
This is only one of the many poems dedicated to woman.
Then, welcome to a day dedicated to the woman in the world to understand, share, enhance and celebrate. Precisely for this reason there is no need to trivialize this day.
How can we trivialize this party?
According to me in these ways:
Having said that, rather long to tell the truth, let's see some concrete suggestions to celebrate women, outside the usual chorus.