International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day and it is a day to celebrate us, women, and have respect, appreciation and love towards us. Because everything starts from you and if you don’t respect, appreciate and love yourself, you can’t share that with the world.

There are many reasons why this day is celebrated but I want to celebrate it by listing all the good reasons why I rejoice being a woman.

  • Woman is a daughter, sister, wife, mother and a friend. I can’t imagine this world without them. Yes, that is who we are.
  • Women have so many choices. They can work or stay home. Be a nurse or a soldier.
  • How can I forget to mention the choices women have in fashion. One can choose to wear jeans or skirts or dress or shorts or Kurta or Sari or Omani or Kimono or Shalwar Kameez. Anything your heart desires.
  • Talking about fashion, how about high heels, they are my favourite and give women an instant boost in height and confidence or they can choose to wear a ballet flat or thongs and still look beautiful.
  • Make-up is a part of our daily regime and we can experiment with different, glamorous looks.
  • Doors are held open for us, chairs are pulled out for us.
  • We could dye our hair and get rid of the gray without being ridiculed.
  • We have the gift of female intuition which usually steers us in the right direction.
  • Women are great listeners and don’t always feel they need to fix things.
  • We can wear coloured nail polish to match the season, mood or our clothing.
  • Women can multi-task with ease.
  • Women are intelligent enough to know there is no such thing as a “Happy Period.”
  • Chances are in front of every awesome man is an awesome woman who made him that way

I think the song by Helen Reddy sums of everything I want to express right now. This is for all the ladies out there. Here is the video and lyrics if you haven’t heard it before.

I am woman, hear me roar

In numbers too big to ignore

And I know too much to go back an’ pretend

’cause I’ve heard it all before

And I’ve been down there on the floor

No one’s ever gonna keep me down again


Oh yes I am wise

But it’s wisdom born of pain

Yes, I’ve paid the price

But look how much I gained

If I have to, I can do anything

I am strong (strong)

I am invincible (invincible)

I am woman

You can bend but never break me

’cause it only serves to make me

More determined to achieve my final goal

And I come back even stronger

Not a novice any longer

’cause you’ve deepened the conviction in my soul


I am woman watch me grow

See me standing toe to toe

As I spread my lovin’ arms across the land

But I’m still an embryo

With a long long way to go

Until I make my brother understand

Oh yes I am wise

But it’s wisdom born of pain

Yes, I’ve paid the price

But look how much I gained

If I have to I can face anything

I am strong (strong)

I am invincible (invincible)

I am woman

Oh, I am woman

I am invincible

I am strong


I am woman

I am invincible

I am strong

I am woman

Also there is the song “ I enjoy being a girl”, which I love .

Saying this I don’t hate men. I think we complement each other, like wheels of a bike. It is just that I am happy and content to be a woman and I won’t have it any other way.

To the all the ladies out there, Happy International Women’s Day. Enjoy and be proud of being a woman.


10 responses to “International Women’s Day

  1. Nice write-up, good points, you could easily make men jealous with all that advantages you have being a woman. Women should know their power and utilize it in a good way. Happy Women’s day. 😉

  2. Great post! Happy Women’s day.. I loved the song. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Hello my dear, now I see if I make a comment then its comming the avatar from Bj, my bf. Thats so at the moment I m create a blog for him in WP. And if I want make a comment on you blog its comming his avatar, but I m loug out in WP. I havent no idea how can I comment without that avatar. I hope its no problem for you. Or?
    Regards Basundhara

    • Ohoo I am so excited to see his blog. Let me know when his blog is up and running. I think once you log out from his account, if you close all the browser , you shouldn’t have that problem. Also make sure you didn’t save his password in your computer. 🙂

  4. Hehe I wish you a good womans day……..and Holi too

  5. I knew it. That was my first thought when I opened Google today. Happy International Women’s Day! My, how it feels good to be a woman! 😀

  6. Great job nelle. Hope you guys get what you are fighting for soon.Planned Parenthood seems a great idea, don’t know why anyone will be against them. Good to know that women of all age are coming together for such a great cause.

    “Another told me how women back then had to go before a board of doctors if they wished to abort, for approval.”OMG, that must be horrible experience to go through that.

  7. Good post, and timely for me. Our rights are under assault in the US, and today we held a rally at the NH State House. I worked a registration table for Planned Parenthood and managed to get my puss into about 3 seconds of local news video, but it was just such an incredible day… women in their teens, women in their 80s, showing up to express their opinions, some where pins from 30 or 40 years ago. One told me she first fought this battle 55 years ago. Another told me how women back then had to go before a board of doctors if they wished to abort, for approval.

    There is all of what you say in your post, and there is the best of us when we rally to one another. It left me wearing a wide smile.

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