To you woman, mother, wife, sister, girlfriend amica.
To you women, isostituibile source of life,
support, hope, warmth to men and civilizations.
International Women’s Day, celebrated on the ‘March 8 originated in 1908, with the strike of a group of women in New York protesting the terrible conditions in which they were at work. Scipoero one that lasted for several days, until when, exactly 8 March, the company closed the doors blocking the exit, a fire broke out and killed 129 workers.
Over time, that date assumed a global importance, becoming not a party but a real feast indelible mark as to what happened.
On 8 March 1946 was celebrated throughout Italy and saw the first appearance of its symbol, the mimosa, which blooms in its first days of March, but in its being a shrub, strong weather, but with a delicate flower and by docile appearance, best expresses the strength that women found to deal with their battle.
Not a party but a day to reflect on the status of women and to organize struggles to improve the living conditions of women
Unfortunately, today many have taken the opportunity to market the Women’s Day is always alive in its deeper meaning.
It would be nice if there was a party for women, but a party because now everyone has equal rights, but new tradition, we celebrate it that the only women in the company of women, to dinner at a restaurant, with the vision of some show to the masculine daring. In short, he often loses the real meaning, often, we forget what really is the ‘March 8.: Feminine dignity, equality, icon of the fact that the woman is not only serve the male or only natural incubator.
But everything is not to be confused with feminism in its most narrow (feminism = women against men). In 1977, a women’s event was organized just the ‘March 8, and only just to remember the suffering of workers in New York. Some extremist but the association as erroneously associate feminism, to a “war” against men.
We were wrong.
The woman, but as humans, should remember the 365 years since special beings capable of understanding and willing, able, either, if you want to change things positively for a better civilization.
Fortunately there are such people in the world, exploiting their intelligence and their knowledge in the search for anything that may be of help to the welfare of this land.
Just to stay on the issue of the female world, I can remember nobel received by women since its establishment.
Marie Curie, Polonia, Fisic, 1903
Marie Curie Chemistry, 1911
Jane Addams, Peace, 1931
Irène Joliot-Curie, Chemistry, 1935
Pearl S. Buck, Literature, 1938
Gabriela Mistral, Literature, 1945
Emily G. Balch, Peace, 1946
Gerty Cori , (then Austria-Hungary), Physiology or Medicine, 1947
Maria Goeppert-Mayer (*), Fisic, 1963
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, Chemistry, 1964
Nelly Sachs, Literature, 1966
Betty Williams, Peace, 1976
Mairead Corrigan, Peace, 1976
Rosalyn Yalow, Physiology or Medicine, 1977
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhi better known as Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Peace, 1979
Rita Levi-Montalcini, 1986
Gertrude Elion, Physiology or Medicine, 1988
Aung San Suu Kyi, (allora Burma), Peace, 1991
Rigoberta Menchú, Peace, 1992
Wisława Szymborska, Letteratura, 1996
Shirin Ebadi, Pace, 2003
Linda B. Buck, Physiology or Medicine, 2004
Wangari Maathai, Pace, 2004
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Physiology or Medicine, 2008
Medicine / Physiology in Elizabeth Blackburn of the University of California, 2009
Carol Greider della John Hopkins, 2009
chimica ad Ada Yonath del Weizmann Institute of Science, 2009
Literature a Herta Müller 2009
premoval female Nobel for Economics Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University, 2009