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International Women's Day

Post by DNS » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:29 pm

March 8th is International Women's Day

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International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year.[3] It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights.

After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women's Day on February 28, 1909, in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman's Conference suggested a Women's Day be held annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.

Today, International Women's Day is a public holiday in some countries and largely ignored elsewhere.[4] In some places, it is a day of protest; in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood.

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Re: International Women's Day

Post by KathyLauren » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:04 pm

Happy International Women's Day to all the women out there!

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Re: International Women's Day

Post by Dorje Shedrub » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:30 pm

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Buddhist Door wrote:We have come a long way, but the road to inclusion and equality in the Buddhist world (and beyond) is still a long one. But with the continuous efforts of men and women all over the world, we are taking small steps every day. Sticking to the celebratory (and somewhat defiant) character of the day, we have decided to spotlight some of our articles written by or featuring Buddhist women setting examples, challenging the status quo, and giving a face to the gender gap in the Buddhist world; celebrating their achievements.
https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/inter ... f-buddhism

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Re: International Women's Day

Post by Kim O'Hara » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:51 pm

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More at https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/dd ... ets-kvinna - if you or your browser can handle the translation.

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Re: International Women's Day

Post by Kim O'Hara » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:02 pm

On Tuesday I was watching a documentary about US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who when asked how many women would be "enough" on the Supreme Court always responds: "nine".
It always gets a laugh, because most men simply cannot imagine such a world and because women would never imagine to ask for the lot. Instead, in an effort to achieve equality, women ask for half and settle for less. But it makes for a nice thought experiment.
That's the opening of https://www.canberratimes.com.au/nation ... 512su.html. The rest of the article pushes the thought experiment further ...

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