Happy March 8! Today is International Women's Day and we celebrate it around the world - without exception and without reservation. Our objetive? Give visibility to the effort, the struggle and the inequalities that are still evident today. They leave us in a disadvantageous position with respect to men, so whoever you are, wherever you are ... today is a good day to celebrate and vindicate it together.
On March 25, 1911, something terrible happened in New York City . 146 women died at the Triangle Shirtwaist shirt factory after a fire broke out. The ten-story building burned down and the women were unable to escape because the owners had locked the doors.
The origin of International Women's Day is precisely there. This barbarism was the trigger for many things. For now, the creation of the International Union of Women Textile Workers. Later, the birth of a movement that would fight for the rights of women around the world .
Today we want to invite you to celebrate this important day, so we share with you ten images that we really liked and that you can send to your contacts, men and women , through WhatsApp.
It is clear that celebrating is not enough. You have to claim, speak, get up and if necessary, shout it out loud. You can also write it like her. Every day is women's day!
Today there will be no shortage of tacky congratulations on your WhatsApps. They will send you flowers, soft messages and some may even think of inviting you to dinner . Please update them with this nice illustration from Illustrated Cynicism. No, we are not heavenly creatures, or gifts from God, or little flowers. We are equal, strong and fighters.
And for Star Wars lovers, here we have an image that has left us absolutely captivated. It features Princess Leia, a warrior princess in a science fiction fairy tale. It is, without a doubt, one of the greatest examples of women's empowerment, even if it is in the field of fiction. In addition, today can be a tribute to the woman who played her in the cinema, Carrie Fisher, who died at the end of December last year.
Among our selection of images for International Women's Day could not miss her: Mafalda. We could have chosen any other strip by Quino, because there are many scenes in which he talks about the situation of women in Western society. Here our dear and resourceful Mafalda asks her mother what she would want to be if she had time to live . Yes, who of you has not ever asked?
We knew that life was an obstacle course, but ... who would have thought that we would have it so difficult? To the challenge of joining the world of work as full-fledged workers and professionals, we must add many other challenges: motherhood, work-life balance, home, professional careers and a long list of imposed setbacks that are turning us into true runners background of life. Or not?
Maitena, another marvel of graphic humor, has published this week a cartoon that confronts us once again with the harsh reality that exists in many homes. More than we could imagine. What about those men who "help" at home to do (us) the favor of their life?
It is clear that many do not like that we are equal. One of the main struggles that we face as women - and that any decent government should face - is wage inequality . Forges accurately portrays (what a novelty!) The men of neoliberalism fleeing the cause (another great novelty, right?).
It never hurts to put a bit of (acid) humor on the matter . Because there are still many women who in the XXI century live relegated to the iron, to the kitchen and to housework. Let's get going to shake hands with them, because the International Day is ours. Of all and of all!
And we end with our greatest wish for equality for all. May this new year not be another year and that above all, we can look into each other's eyes once and for all , men and women, from the same height .