It’s 8 March, International Women’s Day, and the internet is full of good wishes and messages for women around the world. Which is a good thing, just that the messages that caught my attention are a little different. They question existing biases, offer solutions and thus celebrate the day differently.
1. At least putting these glasses will give people a perspective of equality.
Today’s International Women’s Day!— Nitin Sangwan (@nitinsangwan) March 8, 2022
An old cartoon that I drew. pic.twitter.com/94hSElKqQb
2. Gender pay gap is everywhere – Bollywood, sports, corporate.
रोहित शर्मा को तीन वनडे मैच खेलने के 18 लाख ₹ मिलते है जबकि मिताली राज को सिर्फ़ 1 लाख ₹— Aadesh Rawal (@AadeshRawal) March 8, 2022
महिला दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ 🌻
3. All women are with you girl.
As the HR person at the new job, I am going to make sure we don’t do tokenism for tomorrow by completely ignoring it— Screaming Potato (@pepsiwithastraw) March 7, 2022
4. Practice what you preach.
Happy International Women’s Day— Brianna Parkins (@parkinsbrea) March 8, 2022
Fun fact: If you are a company holding a panel about the gender pay gap but also make it a breach of contract for employees to discuss their salaries, you may just be part of the problem.
5. Everyday is Women’s Day.
364 days for Patriarchy, one day for women !— Arfa Khanum Sherwani (@khanumarfa) March 8, 2022
6. Real chaneg begins here.
Bro (@mrinal222), his spouse and I had a long conversation on periods and period troubles this morning. If we could normalise such conversations within families, it would change the world for the better. #IWD2022 #InternationalWomensDay #menstruation— Anuradha Exwaized (@anuradhaxyz) March 8, 2022
7. There’s so much more we can do than sheer tokenism.
One min silence for all the women getting a rose and chocolate today.— Screaming Potato (@pepsiwithastraw) March 8, 2022
8. A lot of firms are getting exposed.
9. Cannot emphasize this enough.
international women’s day ad campaign pitches <<<<<< year-round pitches about closing the gender pay gap, proper family leave and promoting women of color.— Kimeko M. (@KimekoM) March 7, 2022
10. Time to redefine parity.
Even in places that have achieved “no gender pay gap”, it’s important to remember that women often get put forward for promotion less, and sit in fewer senior roles. So while pay scales may match salaries, it doesn’t mean parity. #IWD2022— Dr Zoë Ayres (@ZJAyres) March 8, 2022
They are so much more meaningful and thought-provoking.