'When women go to work, who is looking after our children?'

South Africans across the country are celebrating Women's Day.

The annual public holiday is a dedication to the historic 9 August 1956 march by women from all across the country to the Union Buildings.

More than 200,000 women demanded an end to pass laws which sought to control the movement of black women around the country.

702 listeners share their inspirational messages about women in their lives.

However, a caller says women should be at home raising children.

Women in principle should be at home to help us build our homes. As men we build the houses and the women build the homes and raise our children. They are educators and they are nurtures. This thing of women going to work, who is looking after our children? That is why society is going berserk.

Mashele, Caller

That is a fundamentally wrong position and it is based on this notion that women in our society should not be accorded the equality of men and there is some sort of role that men determine and women should play. And we know when men adopt that kind of attitude it leads to kinds of oppression that have been happening for centuries.

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Author and broadcaster

I disagree with that man. Gone are those days, I can't believe in 2019 we have men who think like that. Women are multi-skilled and multi-gifted. They can do everything.

Pat, Caller

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