So this year’s International Women’s Day was yesterday. Honestly, it makes me feel uncomfortable. I have no issues with the idea behind it. I just have issue with it being called the International Women’s Day. Why not call it the International Gender Equality Day instead? Calling it the International Women’s Day only makes women sound like sub-human. At least to me. And I find it kind of ironic. But maybe it’s just me.
Speaking of gender equality, while we were driving by the countryside last weekend, I couldn’t help but noticing that most family farms had “So-and-So and Sons” painted on the barns or the silos. None had “So-and-So and Daughters” or “So-and-So and Sons and Daughters”. I used to think that maybe it was because the farmers had no daughters, but now that I think of it, it can’t be true. So I started ranting to Troy about how daughters, given the same opportunity, would be able to run the farms just as well as the sons could. Farming takes skills and skills can be learned by anyone, regardless of their gender.
The only excuse Troy could offer that kind of makes sense to me was that those “So-and-So and Sons” signs have been around for ages, before there was such thing as gender equality. But still, some of those signs still look pretty freshly painted to me…
And then I started telling Troy that I really should start a new weblog about my various issues and that my first entry should be all about my issue with procrastination so that when I stopped updating the weblog after the first entry, the readers would know exactly why.