There are plenty of wonderful women I follow through social media and on this blog, and I want to take this opportunity to say a big hi to all of them.
Yep, that’s pretty much the extent of this post. Literally, that’s it. Because the point of a day like International Womens Day isn’t really for men to pontificate on womens rights. We can’t speak with any level of authority on that. We’re not women.
Instead, we should get on blogs, news sites, social media and any platform where women are expressing their views, and read and understand them. Listen. Learn. Take what’s being said on board. You may not always agree with it but be respectful and empathise.
I’m lucky enough to be connected with some incredible women around the world. I have the great pleasure to work with smart and powerful women, and count many of them as personal friends. One (she reads this blog and I hope she knows who she is) is one of the most awesome people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know and I’ve learned immense amounts from her.
We’re all opinionated and passionate people. It’s who we are as human beings. It’s therefore not easy to be told your wrong, that your view of the world may need to change. But sometimes it does. So listen. Take heed. And allow things to change. It could change the world.