Today, you might have noticed this, is the International Womans Day. 150 years ago, on the 8th of march 1857, woman in New York organized a protest for their rights which was violently turned down. Maybe those historical backgrounds are not more than myths (see Kandel/Picq (fr) or Bader-Zaar (de)), but it’s time to look around and see what happened since than. A lot of things have changed, mostly by woman who fought for their rights them self. And there are enough things which had to be changed till we can speak of gender equality – just switch on your favorite news program, count people by their gender and you will see who still has the power to control this world.


This is the day to thank woman (for their patience?) and it has converted in my home-country to a day we give our woman some flowers. But are flowers a way to change the world? Sometimes. But isn’t it just conserving current gender inequalities if you give a woman some flowers in this day, telling her she should just wait another year for their rights?

So, real man, go out, buy yourself some flowers and think of how much you have to change to make this world a place to enjoy for all of us. And than, ok, give our woman some flowers too to tell them thank you for living with us another year.