The first time I noticed the observance of the International Women’s Day was in 1999. The streets of Dhanmondi, where I used to live back then, were decorated with many posters about the day, with the tagline “Imagine a world without women.
It is utterly upsetting if not earth-shattering to me that regardless of whether it is popular or high culture, the “unfairer sex” is not celebrated in my country – at all. In the literary front there is a conspicuous bias towards women – to begin with. Flurry of poems sprang up from all corners imaginable,… Read more »