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

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???

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

When is International Men's Day, again?

(Or Fathers' Day, in Switzerland, come to that.)
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When is International Men's Day, again?

(Or Fathers' Day, in Switzerland, come to that.)
19 November. You doing something to celebrate it?
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Re: International Women's Day: (not) worth celebrating?

I'm going to start a thread on EF asking why IMD is a non-event for the Swiss, and a petition on the basis of gender equality to establish Fathers' Day in Switzerland.
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I'm going to start a thread on EF asking why IMD is a non-event for the Swiss, and a petition on the basis of gender equality to establish Fathers' Day in Switzerland.
Super! I will gladly sign the petition.
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Re: International Women's Day: (not) worth celebrating?

I just want to know when "International People Who Have Shit Jobs So The Rest Of Us Can Live In Comfort And Convenience Day" is.

Oh, I forgot. They don't have any representatives in every university campus and at the UN, do they?

Never mind. Let's just forget them, then. They probably didn't work hard enough at school or something...
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(men's day) 19 November. You doing something to celebrate it?
It's Movember. Men don't put sugar on honey.
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When is International Men's Day, again?

(Or Fathers' Day, in Switzerland, come to that.)
March 19th, as always.

(at least down here )

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Old 26.02.2015, 08:50
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Re: International Women's Day: (not) worth celebrating?

Is this another example of the inferiority complex of women, that they have to over-justify their being ...... or just a throw back to the 60's and 70's CND marches and lesbian peace camps?
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Is this another example of the inferiority complex of women, that they have to over-justify their being ...... or just a throw back to the 60's and 70's CND marches and lesbian peace camps?
let's give you the benefit of the doubt and say you're just being your usual humorous self posters who don't know the real you may get the wrong impression
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March 19th, as always.

(at least down here )

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17th march St Patrick day ,18th and 19th headache day
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Re: International Women's Day: (not) worth celebrating?

Well here we will celebrate in a different kind of way. During the 100 years of prohibition, there were many famous women absinthe distillers in the Val-de-Travers. Nowadays, since the re-legalisation 10 years ago, we still have a few, even if in the minority.

So why not come and meet our women absinthe distillers- talk to them, hear about the women distillers of the past- and taste their wonderful absinthes- as well as visit our amazing Absinthe Museum- La Maison de l'Absinthe, a really imaginative and modern Museum in the 17C building that used to house the local Court- where the illegal distillers/bootleggers used to be judged and sentenced.

In Môtiers, Neuchâtel- just 2 mins walk from the railway station- withe the wonderful restaurant 'Auberge des Six Communes' in the old medieval Town Hall. I'll be there and happy to welcome you and give you a private visit- with 90 quality local absinthe, gadgets and other absinthe related produce on sale.
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Well here we will celebrate in a different kind of way. During the 100 years of prohibition, there were many famous women absinthe distillers in the Val-de-Travers. Nowadays, since the re-legalisation 10 years ago, we still have a few, even if in the minority.

So why not come and meet our women absinthe distillers- talk to them, hear about the women distillers of the past- and taste their wonderful absinthes- as well as visit our amazing Absinthe Museum- La Maison de l'Absinthe, a really imaginative and modern Museum in the 17C building that used to house the local Court- where the illegal distillers/bootleggers used to be judged and sentenced.

In Môtiers, Neuchâtel- just 2 mins walk from the railway station- withe the wonderful restaurant 'Auberge des Six Communes' in the old medieval Town Hall. I'll be there and happy to welcome you and give you a private visit- with 90 quality local absinthe, gadgets and other absinthe related produce on sale.
Now THAT is a celebration! Bravo!
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When is International Men's Day, again?

(Or Fathers' Day, in Switzerland, come to that.)
Every other day of the year, except Mother's day.
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Re: International Women's Day: (not) worth celebrating?

I reckon it's because March 8 is too soon for another holiday. Everybody's still recovering from Fasnacht.
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I reckon it's because March 8 is too soon for another holiday. Everybody's still recovering from Fasnacht.
Only if you actually celebrate Fasnacht in the first place. Fasnacht doesn't exist around here.
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Re: International Women's Day: (not) worth celebrating?

Maybe some people respect women every day.
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Maybe some people respect women every day.
Nice!
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Only if you actually celebrate Fasnacht in the first place. Fasnacht doesn't exist around here.
It does here, it ended last Sunday.

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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???
Do you call a day for complaining about men a celebration?
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