Hey, so I’m going to say something that might make me quite unpopular. Why do we need International Women’s Day? I mean, yes it’s great to celebrate our brilliance but why do we need a special day to do that? In the current climate, I find it particularly interesting that a gender specific day is celebrated with so much enthusiasm. Well, by enthusiasm, I mean the media are enthusiastic. We – as in the human race – should be able to celebrate our accomplishments any time we like and even better, feel we can celebrate others. It doesn’t feel particularly progressive to me that we (as in women) need a dedicated day to do so. And what about all the gender-confused people? As a society we are encouraged to accept gender neutrality and trans-gender as a given, so surely the bigger picture is that we should be able to celebrate anyone and everyone’s successes freely. Let me be very clear; I’m very proud to be a woman. I’m independent and fairly proud of my (what to some might be mediocre) achievements, but do I feel the need to have a day to celebrate this? No.