Today is International Women’s Day, an unofficial global holiday in which we honor all the accomplishments women have made and continue to make in every society. Since women have been around from…oh, Day One, it’s only proper to acknowledge they’re not akin to decorative plates – sitting on a shelf looking pretty without any real purpose in life. Sadly, many countries still treat females as second-class citizens; refusing to pay them equal wages for equal work and provide them the same educational opportunities as men. Fortunately, things are changing for women across the world, as national leaders realize the importance and value of women’s contributions. One of these days – hopefully, not too far away – we won’t need a day like this.
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