International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. This is the day of the year when we celebrate about half of the people in the world.

In addition to population count, there are other ways to add things up. We could count total wealth. We could also count total number of people across the world who are able to vote in their own country. We could count the number of people who have never been sexual assaulted.

Alternatively, we could count how many people are valued more for their abilities than for their appearance, or who have never been denied an educational or job opportunity because of their gender, or have never been summarily interrupted while speaking with colleagues.

If you use any of those criteria, half the world’s population loses out big time. Which is one reason we need International Women’s Day.

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