It's hard being a woman, no matter how many claims of equality there are, women still have less rights in many countries and even in the countries they have equal rights, they earn a lot less then men working the same job. There are still less women than men holding positions of power or executive.
It's 2014 and we continue to be discriminated for no having a cock. Sadly, in Japan, women are less likely to have a career since they are expected to look after the house, maybe have this idea so deep in their hearts that wanting to have a career early in life is already a disappointing ideal. I know because I teach teenagers heading to university and many write about how they would like to have a career but they won't be able to if they get married and have kids.
I am sure I don't have to go into all the atrocities done to women in countries where they have lot less rights than the ones living in the developed world, since I'm sure you have all heard of something here and there.
Growing up, I didn't want to be a woman, I wanted to be a man so I could do everything they did. But I realise that I never really wanted to BE one, I'm not unhappy in this body, I'm unhappy with being less because of this body. Fighting for equality should be in every woman's 'to do' list. We should never ever accept less, feel less or be less.
I'm a woman, I'm a feminist, I believe in you, I believe in myself. Let's fix the fucked up world men created by being women, lets not try to be like them, but better, wiser and more humane.
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY to all of you with a vagina, be that physical or in your heart!