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Re: March 8th Events
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2012, 12:07:20 AM »
The 100th IWD. A hundred years of celebration, and as far as I can see, women still get the shit end of the stick, even though they are so admirable, articulate, keep the world together and ought to be in charge. What good will having a day do?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/mar/05/what-good-international-womens-day


Personally I feel like I have a huge Concussion, between Harper's GOP and the idea thousands of Iranian women and children will be murdered w/ Canada's help.
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« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2012, 06:19:07 AM »
Toe, by most reckonings, the 100th was last year - and those who disagree put it a year or two EARLIER:

Wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women's_Day

The first national Women's Day was observed on 28 February 1909 in the United States following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America.[2] In August 1910, an International Women's Conference was organized to precede the general meeting of the Socialist Second International in Copenhagen. Inspired in part by the American socialists, German Socialist Luise Zietz proposed the establishment of an annual 'International Woman's Day' (singular) and was seconded by Clara Zetkin, although no date was specified at that conference.[3] Delegates (100 women from 17 countries) agreed with the idea as a strategy to promote equal rights, including suffrage, for women.[4] The following year, on 18 March, 1911, IWD was marked for the first time, by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. In the Austro-Hungarian Empire alone, there were 300 demonstrations.[3] In Vienna, women paraded on the Ringstrasse and carried banners honouring the martyrs of the Paris Commune.[3] Women demanded that women be given the right to vote and to hold public office. They also protested against employment sex discrimination.[2] Americans continued to celebrate National Women's Day on the last Sunday in February.[3]

Toe, imagine how our friend Amir Khadir (Québec solidaire MP) and his wife Nima, elected herself to a municipal council for leftwing-green Projet Montréal, are feeling. Their parents left Iran after fighting both the Shah and religious reaction, but they are no less sick at heart about their extended families and neighbours being targeted for mass killing.

Despite or perhaps in light of all of this, I'm wishing all here a good and "solidaire" 8th of March. There don't seem to be a lot of central activities here this year: mostly the student strikes and fights against government cuts and user fees. "In my day" we had huge marches here...
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

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« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2012, 02:11:55 PM »
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Re: March 8th Events
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2012, 07:36:59 PM »
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Re: March 8th Events
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2012, 07:52:39 AM »
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« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2012, 09:28:41 AM »
 :applause IWD Story in GIFs. :applause
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Re: March 8th Events
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2013, 06:36:55 AM »
Happy 8th of March to all the women at B+R and all the men (or people of any other gender) who support and love them.

The Guardian has a gallery of women from traditionally egalitarian tribal societies fighting for their rights. Boom Boom, these include the "Innu people on the Québec-Labrador border".

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/gallery/2013/mar/07/international-womens-day-tribal-heroines-pictures#/?picture=405109865&index=0

Please tell us about International Women's Day events where you live.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2013, 10:05:01 AM »
OMG it wouldn't be IWD w/o a Ford and a Thomson accusation. I have no idea why Sarah didn't report to authorities rather than Facebook; the comments are trying to set her straight on that.


And let's not forget Harper removed the word equality from the Status of Women Canada mandate.



Former Toronto mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson has accused Mayor Rob Ford of hitting on her [/size]and grabbing her "ass" in a Facebook post that went viral on late Thursday night.[/color]
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« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2013, 11:07:54 AM »
Women For Fair Voting


Q. What do women in these countries have that we do not?

Rwanda, Andorra Sweden Seychelles Senegal Finland South Africa Nicaragua Iceland Norway Mozambique Denmark Netherlands Costa Rica Timor-Leste Belgium Argentina Mexico Spain United Republic of Tanzania Uganda Angola Nepal Serbia Germany The F.Y.R. of Macedonia Ecuador New Zealand Slovenia Algeria Guyana Burundi Switzerland Portugal Trinidad and Tobago Austria Ethiopia Afghanistan France Lesotho Tunisia Belarus South Sudan El Salvador Bolivia Iraq Lao People's Democratic Republic

A. They elect more women to their Parliaments than we do

What do they have in common? They use proportional representation (PR) to elect some or all of their members of parliament.


(Canada ranks 45th in the world with less than 25% women in Parliament.)
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But looking at our ranking in another way........
Canada and Australia are neck and neck competing for the top winner-take-all country for electing women. Both countries rank 45th in the world and both elect 24.7% women.
Yeah!

Why is this important? Many of Canada’s elite want Preferential balloting*….same as Australia—the only major democracy that uses it.
AKA Alternative Vote, Instant Runoff Voting, Preferential or ranked ballots in a single member riding.
(Ask your MP for a PR system to make us all winners)
« Last Edit: March 08, 2013, 11:09:02 AM by Toedancer »
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Re: March 8th Events
« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2013, 12:00:43 PM »
Happy IWD friends! Thanks for the Guardian link, lagatta. Heading there now.
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Re: March 8th Events
« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2013, 02:25:07 PM »
No IWD celebration here as far as I can tell - but we are a tiny village and many of our folks are off the coast for a holiday. And, as far as I can tell, I'm the only one who acknowledged IWD on Facebook in this village.
 
ETA: actually, I came second. A woman friend beat me to it.
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Re: March 8th Events
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2013, 02:44:10 PM »
JFC! As if men and religion haven't totally screwed up the world!


Vatican joins Iran, resists UN effort to fight violence against women


I am sick to death of women always being treated 2nd class!
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« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2013, 02:45:11 PM »
And, as far as I can tell, I'm the only one who acknowledged IWD on Facebook in this village.


 :hug
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« Reply #43 on: March 08, 2013, 04:58:51 PM »
I was actually the second to post IWD on Facebook in this village, but I'll accept your hugs and kisses anyway!  :p

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Re: March 8th Events
« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2013, 11:10:38 PM »
Brava!

I acknowledge it in many places, but certainly not on Facebook.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

 

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