Every year we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. This year, we’re kicking it up a notch and celebrating women all month long. Here are our top gift ideas…
Holidays like International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day have become popular gift giving occasions in many countries. On one hand, it’s true. We do need to say thank you and show appreciation for women more. On the other hand, is a bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates twice a year really doing anything to advance gender equality? No! Here are our top anti-gift gifts that will make her feel appreciated AND help in the fight for equality.
This design says it all: We want equal pay. Women deserve to be compensated fairly. In the United States it’s estimated that white women are paid approximately .80 cents to every dollar a white man earns. The wage gap is considerably worse for Latinas, Indigenous, and Black women. It’s due time to close the gap!!!
No more pink tax
The pink tax has got to go! Did you know that certain products cost more just because they are sold to women? For example, razors. Men’s razors and women’s razors are the exact same product; however, one costs more just because it’s for women (and usually pink). While the pink tax might not be going away anytime soon, in the meantime you can make like your feminist predecessors and just stop shaving altogether. Let it grow, girl!
Fair share of care
Throughout history, women have been categorized as caretakers. While being a stay-at-home mom is most certainly a superpower, it’s also a form of around the clock unpaid labor. Additionally, a woman must put her career on hold when she chooses to have a child. This is an inherent disadvantage and makes career progression difficult. If men were to be given more paternity leave and share some of the load, our world might start looking like a better place.
Globally, women and girls struggle to access the same fundamental educational opportunities as men. Empowering women through education is essential! In fact, it was not until the beginning of the 19th century that women had access to college and university level education in the United States.
Women deserve more respect, whether they’re biologically female, trans, non-binary, or anything in-between. If you identify as a woman, respect and equality is overdue. The greatest gift you can give women during Women’s Month (or really any month of the year) is respect. Support our causes. Do what’s right. Donate to women-led charities. Call out injustice when you see it. Become a champion of intersectional feminism.
We hope your Women’s Month is off to a good start! How will you be celebrating?