Women's International Day Message
March 8, 1993
"The historical storm of the liberation struggle is uprooting age old
traditions that took root over a long period of time in our society...The
ideology of women liberation is a child born out of the womb of our
liberation struggle... The Tamil Eelam revolutionary woman has transformed
herself as a Tiger for the liberation of our land and liberation of women."
Today is Women's International Day, I am happy that this revolutionary
renaissance day is being celebrated throughout Tamil Eelam.
Our society is undergoing dynamic change. The historical storm of the
liberation struggle is uprooting age old traditions that took root over a long
period of time in our society. The superstitious beliefs lurking in our minds
are being discarded. There is a new vision that had blossomed in our society.
There is new awakening. There are revolutionary changes talking place in social
The liberation of women is a liberation within our liberation struggle which
is on the ascendance. The
ideology of women liberation is a child born out of the womb of our liberation
struggle. The growth and renaissance of the struggle is an unparalleled history
by itself. The Tamil Eelam revolutionary woman has transformed herself as a
Tiger for the Liberation of our land and liberation of women.
She, like a fire that burns injustices, has taken up arms. Our movement paved
the way for this historical change.
Women liberation struggle progresses as a journey towards equality. Unequal
relationships have developed based on gender differences. At all times, in all
societies and in all traditions, this unequal relationship has prevailed. Women
all over the world have raised the battle flag against this social injustice.
Physical sex differences are a gift by nature to procreate the human race.
Society has differentiated between men and women and created unequal
relationships among them thus defeating the objective of procreation. Gender
differences and those traditional values based on them have moulded the outlook
and approaches of feminism. These have placed impediments in the path of gender
Human dignity is beyond sexual differences. Beyond malinism and feminism
there is humanism. Struggle illustrates that woman can achieve anything they
Feminism is making a fervent appeal to malinism to honour humanism, beyond
gender differences, and beyond feminism and malinism. When all men in deep
understanding grasp the hands of friendship then only equality will become a
I extend my best wishes to the women of Tamil Eelam as they celebrate
International Women's day.