International Women’s Day
I’m not going to say too much about the International Women’s Day events. I will put in some basic information about this annual “celebration”. I’ve put a link below to the “About” page on the website. One point I want to make here is that it started in 1908 in the US and in 1909 this is the entry: “In accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman’s Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February. Women continued to celebrate NWD on the last Sunday of February until 1913.”
The most notable part of that entry is that it was put in place by the Socialist Party of America. I had no idea that party ever even existed. I read up a little bit on it and the info is fascinating. You might check it out when you get a chance.
What I do want to do is talk a little bit about the difference in seeing myself as a victim and being personally responsible for my life. There is a divide in women today as there are divides in so many places in society today. And the divide goes along these lines as I see it. There are those who continually see themselves as victimized by society, held down, oppressed, and tread upon by everyone imaginable. I’ve been there. I’ve done that. It’s not fun. I don’t know why anyone would choose it. Perhaps they don’t know there is another choice.
Victimhood requires trying to wield unrelenting control over others as compensation. I know that sounds counterintuitive. But it is the truth of what happens inside your heart when you see yourself as victimized by society. The need to try and control how society interacts with you rises up like a dragon and burns you.
The quote for today’s podcast comes from Brené Brown: you can’t get to courage without walking through vulnerability
- IWD Website about page website.