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Re: International Women's Day: (not) worth celebrating?

Zurich is getting ready. Just saw a femlib demonstration today in the center.
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Old 07.03.2020, 20:03
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Re: International Women's Day: (not) worth celebrating?

Who cares.

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Old 07.03.2020, 20:15
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Zurich is getting ready. Just saw a femlib demonstration today in the center.
Something like spinsters marching while reading a book?
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Old 07.03.2020, 20:25
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So next weekend, Sunday 8 March, is International Women's Day (IWD). According to the official IWD website it's slim pickings for celebrations in Zurich, actually for all of Switzerland. Zurich is in fact the epicentre of Swiss IWD activity by comparison. And those events that are listed are organised by the expat community. (fair disclosure: I know because I'm organising the 'Miss Representation' film screening).

http://www.internationalwomensday.co...h#.VO4bGfnF-So

So what's up with that? Why is IWD a non-event for the Swiss? Just a quick peek at little ol' Ireland (my home country) by comparison and there are pages and pages of listed events. Why is Switzerland apparently so backward in coming forward, so to speak, when it comes to celebrating women's achievements and seeking gender equality???
Y'all already get mother's day, V-Day, Potpourri Day, every other friggin day is Ladies Night somewhere. What more do you need, our blood?!
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Old 07.03.2020, 20:28
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Y'all already get mother's day, V-Day, Potpourri Day, every other friggin day is Ladies Night somewhere. What more do you need, our blood?!
Jealous much? If you join us for the next dinner club in Bern, I'll buy you a drink...even though it's ladies' night
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Old 07.03.2020, 20:31
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Jealous much? If you join us for the next dinner club in Bern, I'll buy you a drink...even though it's ladies' night
I see right through your scheme 3wishes. Trying to lure me out so that them spinsters in Bern can take advantage of my innocence. . . I won't fall for that again.
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Something like spinsters marching while reading a book?
Lol. No. Militants in masks. (Not antivirus masks).

Books are cool.
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Who cares.
Chicks, apparently.
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Something like spinsters marching while reading a book?
Oh dear. You poor uninformed soul...

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Y'all already get mother's day, V-Day, Potpourri Day, every other friggin day is Ladies Night somewhere. What more do you need, our blood?!
We want it ALL... mwahahahaha...
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Y'all already get mother's day, V-Day, Potpourri Day, every other friggin day is Ladies Night somewhere. What more do you need, our blood?!
You don’t want ours, that’s for sure.
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Old 07.03.2020, 23:43
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Lol. No. Militants in masks. (Not antivirus masks).

Books are cool.
The one day in the year that the militants come out of their armchairs
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Y'all already get ... What more do you need, our blood?!
Every 28 days.
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Old 08.03.2020, 09:49
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Re: International Women's Day: (not) worth celebrating?

The idea and the meaning of the 8th of March was noble and worthy. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inte...omen's_Day
What some idiots did was - they added flowers balloons and chocolate... Sort of like, 'there, eat you chocolate, sniff flowers' and shut up.
I hope all the comments here are just a friendly banter. Some of you have wives, daughters. I hope they have equal pay, have a fair chance to sit on the Board and that their opinions are heard.
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Y'all already get mother's day, V-Day, Potpourri Day, every other friggin day is Ladies Night somewhere. What more do you need, our blood?!
Funnily, when I was little I once asked my mum "We have Women's Day, when it's the Men's Day" and she answered "It's every day, dear"...
I didn't know it was a classic joke at that time, I thought my mum is being serious and couldn't understand what is she on...
Fast forward and jokes aside, I think both genders have some privileges if we can call them like that. But inequality - where and when it counts e.g. salary, politics, power positions, decision making, health, etc etc - remains a real thing IMO.
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Some of you have wives, daughters. I hope they have equal pay, have a fair chance to sit on the Board and that their opinions are heard.
I'm sure if they're good enough, they will.
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I want my daughters to get ahead based on their merits, not their gender.
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Re: International Women's Day: (not) worth celebrating?

I'd like to have a Harvey Weinstein balloon right now and pop it in celebration of women all around the world.
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I want my daughters to get ahead based on their merits, not their gender.
... or despite their gender.
Absolutely. We all do.

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Re: International Women's Day: (not) worth celebrating?

That day of the year again.


Happy Women's Day!
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