Today, March 8, this blog pays special tribute to women.
It is this date that takes place the first centenary of the "International Women's Day."
In 1857, about one hundred and thirty workers of a textile factory in New York, went on strike reividicando equal pay and better working conditions for both sexes.
The strikers were locked inside the factory and, shortly thereafter, the building was torched.
The weavers were killed and charred fact, one of the most inhuman of the story, was written in memory of people.
Only in 1910, it was decided that March 8 would be considered the "International Women's Day."
The decision was made official half a century later - ie in 1975 - UN (United Nations).
The "Women's Day" is celebrated in most countries, through paletras, debates and discussions on the role of women .. The aim of these celebrations is to end the prejudice that lasted through the centuries.
The event is celebrated in over 65 countries but, nevertheless, remain very alive inustiças against women.
Even in medicine there is clear discrimination.
From the fourth century before Christ, the woman has expressed his interest in the exercise of the healing art. Agnodice, born in Athens, where the medicine could only be exercised by men, went to Rome to learn to do it and deliveries, dedicated to obstetrics and gynecology, had the practical knowledge of Hippocratic science.
The difficulties encountered by Agnodice were such that she, to put into practice the knowledge acquired, had to cut their hair and disguising as a man.
Even disguised, was severely persecuted by their male colleagues. Was accused of lascivious acts with their clients. Taken to court, was threatened with death and only escaped because their numerous guests swore that they would die with her.
The judge, recognizing the error, cleared Agnodice and determined that as of that date, the art of healing could be exercised by homemns and women ..