A man’s thoughts on “A Day Without a Woman”

On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equality, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity.

In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system — while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity.
~  Women’s March website

Having recently learned about A Day Without a Woman, I have to say:

I’m disappointed.

This is why:

Women and minorities fear for their safety in a Christian-majority nation.

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Christianity — the religion that says:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
~ Matthew 11:28

‘Whatever you did to the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did to me.’
~ Matthew 25:40

Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner…
~ Exodus 22:21

Why?

Why, in a nation that, judging by demographics, is supposed to exemplify Christian values, do people feel the need to remind themselves that their lives matter?

Because:

Many Christians aren’t acting in the image of Christ like they’re supposed to.

Christ — the man who said:

“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
~ John 8:7

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I support the women who march for the acknowledgement of their inherent dignity.

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I just wish a march wasn’t necessary to acknowledge that which is obvious:

Women are awesome.

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