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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:55 am    Post subject: Happy International Women's Day...? Reply with quote

Since when is this a thing? Wish every day could be women's days...

Heck, I guess treat it like Valentine's Day? Valentine's Day isn't the only day you love someone, or the only day you show them that you love them. But it's a great way to remember that your love is worth showing.

Women's day shouldn't be the only day to address women's issues, but a reminder that they are worth addressing every day.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wtf, i had no idea that this was a thing, and apparently there is a Men's day too(November 19).


Happy women day!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

weird, IWD is a thing here.

At least a thing where you express solidarity, and a bunch of horseshitters are well BUT WHA IS INNAHNALLL MAAAN DAYYYY and you want to force feed them tampons til they fuck off.

A buddy of mine just got knuckle tattoos saying FEMI NIST which made us realise it is an anagram of I FIST MEN.

anyway -- GO WOMEN! I am your ally, as best I can be.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huzzah!

I've literally only heard about IWD from the intertubes, but none the less. Yay women. I'd call out my favorite Sinfester women but I'd just be naming them all.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been vaguely aware of IWD, in the same way as I've been aware of Secretary's Day, National Doughnut Day, Confederate Memorial Day, Pi Day, and Talk Like a Pirate Day. By which I mean, I've never known anyone to be more involved in it than, "oh, hey, it's _____ Day. Wonder if I can get free food somewhere."

I'm not saying this is a good thing. Just... anecdotal evidence suggests it does not yet have broad recognition around here.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's take the opportunity to appreciate the reality of womanhood. Normal woman's body published in Glamour - and people like it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bravo! Somebody out there in Glamourwood realizes that women have curves! About freaking time!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google is rocking the intersectionality front. Good on them!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black Kitty wrote:
Let's take the opportunity to appreciate the reality of womanhood. Normal woman's body published in Glamour - and people like it.

This is awesome, yet it's sad that it makes news. You know things have gotten out of control when mannequins have their ribs showing.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In this neck of the woods, it's not a real holiday until Hallmark sells overpriced cards for it.


Dennis J. Squidbunny wrote:
A buddy of mine just got knuckle tattoos saying FEMI NIST which made us realise it is an anagram of I FIST MEN.


I am a fan.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"History" months and "men's" and "women's" days remind me of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeixtYS-P3s
Care about people all the time, or don't care at all, I guess. Beyond charity purposes, I don't care for specially-designated days or months for any group of people.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best Places to be a woman (hint none are US): http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/the-best-places-to-be-a-woman-right-now-055809809.html
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YAR N THAT BUT WHEN IS INTERNATIONAL MEN DAY????!!?&"%/??

oh. 364 other days?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's in November.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm putting this here as well as in the feminist thread, because I'm afraid some people are turned off by that word. This is a women's issue, and I hope people will pay it serious attention.

I think I'm going to throw up.

Text Messages that led to convictions in the Steubenville Rape Trial wrote:
Brad Newburn to Trent Mays:

What was the deal with (Jane)?



Trent Mays:

What you mean lol



Bradley Newburn:

What did u guys do lol



Trent Mays:

Nothing. It was just me, Mark and Farrah.



Bradly Newburn:

Did u fuck her?



Trent Mays:

Yes.



Bradley Newburn:

Yeah boy!


http://mobilebroadcastnews.com/NewsRoom/Don-Carpenter/Text-Messages-led-convictions-Steubenville-Rape-Trial



And here's how it's being treated in the media.

"CNN grieves that guilty verdict ruined 'promising' lives of Steubenville rapists"
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