In many countries the international women´s day is a national holiday and since this year its also a holiday in Berlin.
I am asking myself on this day the question, do I really want that the world women´s day is a national holiday?
The answer is: No! I have a lot of things I would like to have instead of a world women´s day.
As a woman, I do not want a national holiday, I would instead prefer to earn as much money as my male co worker.
But if the job market does not change women have to wait 200 more years for that.
I also want the right for self determination about my body to decide by myself If I have an abortion or not.
In Germany I would be great if the paragraphs 218§ and 219§ would be disestablished.
I would love it to be able to go jogging when its dark and in general feel safe outside.
I would wish that my body does not get sexualised any more and I can wear whatever I want without being judged.
I also would prefer do not pay a lot of money every month because I have a period, it is really ridiculous in my opinion that in Germany sanitary products for periods have still the same tax like luxury products.
So you see I could write about the things I would like to have changed forever.
Of course we have already succeeded a lot, if you thing about the fact that not even hundred years ago woman had the first time the chance to vote in Germany.
Generations of feminist fought for the rights I, have as a woman in Germany now.
But there is still a lot of things that we have to change.
So we have to keep fighting for our rights every day.
I support the idea of the woman day. To use this day as a change to strike, fight and demonstrate for woman rights.
But of course I would prefer that we all do not have the need to strike, protest and demonstrate.
Until all of those things I wrote about are just wishes we should keep the woman day but not only on the 8th of March instead on every day.
written by: Johamna Dilling