On March 8, women around the world celebrated International Women's Day as "a day to commemorate the struggle for women's rights and celebrate the political, social, economic and cultural achievements of women throughout history." It truly was an international celebration (see http://time.com/4694755/international-womens-day-2017-world/ for a description of events throughout the world.) And while President Trump tweeted on that day that he has “tremendous respect for women", many voices protested the hypocrisy of such a statement when he was recorded demeaning women in a vulgar way on a widely-circulated video during the campaign. His "love for women" seems to be only for attractive women who stroke his enormous ego. But his actions (and inactions) during his time since becoming President conflict even more with his more PC tweet. Where is the concern for women whose children are stripped from them during immigration raids? Where is the concern for women in relation to equal pay for equal work? Where is the concern for single mothers being threatened with losing health care coverage, especially with Trump's and the Republican's war against one of their primary providers, Planned Parenthood?
What we truly need is the kind of day-to-day concern for women's needs that will make an International Day for Women less necessary. Showing that would be true respect.