I never like to be controversial but I always feel the truth needs to be said. I am a 100% woman and beleive women have many great qualities that need to be nurtured and developed to allow each woman to be their very best.
With that said I don't believe men and women are equal. They are different and you can't compare different things and then find some way to make them equal. I believe in equal opportunity, I believe in treating people fairly and equally, but I do not believe we are all equal or that we will ever achieve equality or equity among everyone.
As a woman who has many female friends I know women possess many qualities that men will never be able to acquire. I also have many guy friends who possess qualities I will never want to have as a woman. I admire how the sexes have been made and how we can be complimentary to each other and not have a need to be equal. I love the door being opened for me and for a man to protect my interests. I love being a woman and as a woman I can value and appreciate the gifts of other woman.
As women we need to support each other and I stand strong with women who fight the fight of being held back and not being allowed to pursue their talents and reach their full potential. I fight strong for women to be independent and to be complimented by a man, not subservient to them. Women are great partners and even better partners when their voice is heard and they are allowed to be independent and strong.
Today I stand strong with equal opportunity for women and I want to see our gender be strong, independent, educated, confident and successful. At the same time I appreciate the differences of the genders and of all woman as we are all unique and different. To those differences that make us unique I am thankful. Happy Woman's Day to all those strong women who know who they are, the value they possess and who use their strength to lift others up.