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The International Who's That Day

Well. Yes. Who's that? The first question we ask ourselves today is how do we classify them? It's a difficult task. We have figured out eveything else, I mean we know Black from white, essential from luxury, Animals from humans. Dogs from cats, Water from soda. We have even figured out the periodic table for classification from elements. 

We seem to be still confused about what to do with the 50 percent of the population of the world. It must be such a monumentous problem to solve. 
So far the options put worth seem to be one of the below 

A. Consumer goods: They can be bought. If you can play the emotional card right you might even get them for free. In some countries of the world, they even come home with goodies. You should be so lucky. 

B. Furniture and Furnishings :  The pre- requisites of this status are very fundamental. They belong to the house. They need to be used as per the services that they are bought to provide. The services may exclude  any freedom of expression. They must have the emotional quotient of your favorite arm chair. 

C. Maid Service : Well. Whoever they are, this is their gender description. This species was born to please. 
This is the closest category to humanization of this species. However the fact that some times they may not obey the master's directions is the biggest risk of this classification. They do not have the right to dissent. 

D. Entitler : This might be the most complicated classification. And the simplest. They are the species that enables entitlement of the other gender. Just by existing. So the entitled can exercise harassment, violence, rape and abuse as they please. The violaters have privileges that including blaming the entitler for their existence, behavior or fashion sense. 

The celebrations for the International Women's day are filling up the media channels. We are all patting ourselves on our back and reveling in borrowed glory. These same channels will have the spaces replaced by stories of violence, injustice and abuse as soon the day ends. 

This cycle of one day of year glory is perhaps the saddest occurrence of our times. The classification issue needs to be resolved. After all we have solved more difficult problems as the human race. How has treating women as equal been such a colossal failure ? And the fact that there still needs to an International Women's Day is perhaps the world's way to celebrating that failure. Happy Who's That Day.