This is a statement released on 8 March 2021 by Women of the World, an international pro-woman and pro-family platform. PRO VITA Bucharest is a member of the platform, togheter with a large number of worldwide organizations, helping to become the voice of the women who speak in terms of women.
Do we need a Women’s Day?
Having a Women’s Day allows us to stop for a moment to remember what the feminine identity is; how different it is from the masculine identity, but complementary at the same time. It helps us deepen into what is characteristic and exclusively female.
It also allows us to remember and condemn that in many non-occidental countries women don’t have the same rights as men, and that they are neither valued or respected.
What’s your message for International Women’ s Day?
Woman, just be yourself. Value and enrich your identity, your feminine traits and qualities.
Value and respect masculinity and the complementarity of the sexes. Men and women form a harmonious whole. Let’s not break it by erasing the differences that enrich and complement us.
Is it necessary to speak out publicly?
Direct and continuous attacks on femininity and masculinity threaten to destroy the person. That’s why having an opinion is not enough anymore, if anything, defend it.
This is the time to speak out loud and clear, support those who are constantly being pushed around by the gender ideology, the „queer” ideology, and many other variants. It’s time to stand up and confront those who intend to destroy women, men, and family. Radical feminism, the one that’s in the streets nowadays, does not defend women, it cancels them out.
Are you against feminism?
What ‘s feminism? If by feminism we understand those women who accomplished the first steps towards equality and recognition… not only we agree with them, we are continuing the path they started.
But today, feminism has railed out and transformed into hatred towards men. Today’s feminism is victimism, supremacy, a war os the sexes, rejection of materhood… and that’s exactly what we oppose and stand up against.
It’s a day for women. Why do you bring men in?
Because they’re the other half of the world. Because we don’t understand femininity without masculinity. Because we are complementary, and one cannot exist without the other. Because we are fed up with the unfair criminalization of men, and with female supremacism. Because we don’t want to ever leave them out, our allies and partners in everything, always.
And if there’s going to be a women’s day, we want to celebrate it with them.
Do you not believe in equality?
We believe in equality in dignity and before the law, equality in rights and duties.
We believe in the equality that we already have in many countries, and in some cases men are not having anymore, like with the presumption of innocence or the inability to apply for a job because of gender diversity quotas.
We believe in the equality that women still don’t have in so many countries of other cultures.
And we believe in equity, very necessary for women in some circumstances and situations, especially related to motherhood.
Do you justify male chauvinism?
Machismo is contempt for women for the sole fact of being women. It would be absurd to support that… Like it’s absurd to support the radical feminism that despises men for the fact that they’re men. But we refuse to see machismo in every masculine trait, in chivalry, in romanticism…in everything they call „micro-sexism”, and that nullifies the masculine identity by calling it sexist.
And what do you say about violence against women?
We condemn any violence against women, children, men, or the elderly.
But your father, your husband, your son, your brother… are they violent, rapists or potential abusers just for being male?
We want our daughters to feel safe walking in the streets, but we also want our sons to not be not criminalized and prejudiced against.
We celebrate Women’s Day with the other half of the World.
An 8M with a difference is possible.