On March 8, 1857, in a fabric factory in New York, workers decided to go on strike to demand better working conditions, as they worked 16 hours a day. They also asked for wage parity with men, who came to earn three times more by exercising the same function. The strike, however, was not successful. As a reprisal, the police locked up the women inside the factory and set it on fire. More than 100 of them died charred.
In 1910, after an International Women's Conference in Denmark, in honor of the women murdered in 1857 in the United States, it was decided that March 8 would become “International Women's Day”
Even after so long, women are still “charred” in different situations: domestic violence, sexual exploitation, lack of specialized medical care. But I can say that we women are very hardworking and warlike.
How many of us carry out the workday with competence and efficiency all day long, then come home and start the “second shift” with the same disposition and even more dedication? Washing, ironing, cooking, looking at the children's notebooks, asking how the class went, if you have a task, and helping them with their homework. It is our home, our children, husbands, our family! In addition to competence and efficiency at work, we must carry out our household chores with care and love.
Some families can count on REAL MEN, who support their wives, helping with domestic activities, taking care of their children and, when the night comes, even when tired, they find time to talk, watch a movie together and play with the children . These deserve my respect.
But the reality is that most women still have to handle everything on their own, even if they have a husband at home. And what about those who don't have a partner by their side? They are the famous “heads of the home”, true “iron women”. They have a double workday, support the house, take and pick up their children at school, participate in the parents' meeting, take the children to the doctor, educate with effort and dedication and yet with all the patience of the world they welcome their children when they go through some difficulty . They try to provide their family with the best and the best, within their conditions. And when a problem arises, they want to solve it quickly and do it with “class” and with their heads held high!
And after all this I still hear that women are "the weaker sex". Fragile? That is what many think. On the contrary, we are like this:
Even angry, we are beautiful,
Even sad, we know how to smile,
Even though we are happy, we know how to cry,
Even irritated, we know how to enchant,
Even nervous, we know how to dose,
Even in love, we know how to ignore,
Even fragile, we know how to be strong
And even exaggerated, we are too much!