The Commercialization and De-Politization of IWD: A giant leap backwards for woman kind

This was originally published at Hurriyet Daily News. The author is unknown.In a Fethiye beauty salon window, I saw an advertisement suggesting customers celebrate International Women’s Day, or IWD, by getting a manicure and a new hairdo. I received messages from my bank wishing me "Happy Women’s Day." And then there were the ads on TV: "Buy a diamond for your darling on World Women’s Day!" I was confused. This wasn’t my idea of what this globally recognized day was supposed to be about, but p … [Read more...]