International Woman’s Day 2013

Today is International Woman’s Day and it is a day to celebrate us, woman, 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.

13 responses to “International Woman’s Day 2013

  1. Happy International Women’s day!

  2. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    This is so freakin’ gorgeous!!! It’s the WHOLE REASON I used to love watching dem oldie films when I was a teen. Oh, I dreamed by them. Just to see it in action again… Seriously, it’s a long weekend here in Australia & I LOVED this, having the time to cruise and breeze. Loved it.

    I have not enjoyed or embraced being female, so this has meant a lot to me.

    THANK YOU 🙂 🙂

  3. I hope you had a nice day. we were at a restaurant at the durbar marg :). by the way, we wish you a happy shivaratri. yesterday I want in pashupathi, OMG I saw so many Sadhus .)

  4. Yay women!

    And for the record, I’ve been singing that second track for years =]

  5. And one more …
    When there no such thing as a Happy Period, for the women on red tide today, is there a contingency day reserved?

  6. When you guys rule year round (pretty much own the entire calendar), what’s the point in picking just a day? Is it just a token gesture? 😉

    On a serious note though, women have played special role in shaping me and my career.
    My mom had to quit her stable teaching job to raise me because growing up I was a picky baby and won’t let any baby-sitter settle with me not even a day care. My sister took up an extra job and delayed her graduation so that I can complete my education. I have found more affection from my female friends. Women have come along a long way, but still a long way to go for you to earn a fair share of appreciation in society. I reflect my thoughts on same as a satire on my blog, and deep inside me I have a feeling the tide will turn completely within our life span. Hey you don’t have to be a woman to be a feminist! (I may have said the last line hundred times & it still makes my wife smile every time she hears that from me 🙂 ) Have a great Day!
    Btw: I’ve also received some of the biggest wounds from women too, but that’s another story. I always look at the positive side.

    • I respect your ideas Yatin and I am sure you understand women better than lots of men. As for getting hurt from women, it is mostly the same case for women from men as well so I think it is normal. Take care and thanks for being a great son,brother, husband and father. tc

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