Stories and News No. 337
Today, March 8, 2011, in Italy we have the centenary of International Women's Day.
In fact, the first celebration occurred in 1911 just two years after the very first, held in the United States.
In Italy the Women's Day is called the Feast of women.
The Feast and the Day are different, isn’t it?
Now, this morning I asked most of the girls I've met - of course those I know, I did not stop them in the road… if they celebrate the so-called Feast of women.
100% of them said no.
These are the most common phrases: I celebrate it all year and there is nothing to celebrate here.
Yet, while walking through the city traffic, I still saw everywhere bunches of mimosa (in Italy men usually offer it to women in this day).
So I asked myself: is the Italian Women's Day celebrated only by men?
Apart from the provocation, after I asked myself another question: If I were a woman, I would celebrate the Feast of women?
If I were a woman.
If I were an Italian woman I would know that today, 8 March, is my Feast.
However, reading the 2010 Global gender gap world ranking, drawn by the World Economic Forum, I would know that the following 73 countries have more reasons to celebrate than me:
5. New Zealand
12. South Africa
15. United Kingdom
16. Sri Lanka
19. United States
21. Trinidad and Tobago
28. Costa Rica
45. Russian Federation
51. Kyrgyz Republic
65. Czech Republic
71. Slovak Republic
73. Dominican Republic
Well, since that and if I were a woman, an Italian woman, when confronted with a smiling boy with a mimosa in his hand, I think I could be dangerous.
What luck to be a man, here…
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