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Old 08.03.2018, 20:41
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Re: Happy International Woman´s Day

Today was international Woman's day.

They had the usual demonstrations in Bern.
Yvonne Schärli is all for more woman in politics: "Frauen sind sozialisiert ....."
(woman are socialized .... not sure it's the correct translation).

Should I have put this in the pet corner?!?
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Old 08.03.2018, 21:22
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Re: Happy International Woman´s Day

Good thing that mimosa grows on trees around here!



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Old 08.03.2018, 21:27
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Good thing that mimosa grows on trees around here!
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When woman in politics belittle woman (I'm sure not even realizing it which makes them even more stupid) like the ol' boys did, it's no surprise that most woman don't want to join the club.

Nothing to do with being a mimosa, just with being an attentive listener.
Hell, if that's the woman who will go into politics I'll keep voting for the guys!
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Old 08.03.2018, 21:56
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Here's a serious question for IWD: why do the achievements of successful and powerful women not count if they are not on the left of the political spectrum?

Both Margaret Thatcher and Sarah Palin were/are remarkable women who achieved an enormous amount in what is still very much a man's world - yet they are almost never held up as examples for our daughters to emulate, and subject to ridicule and vilification few male politicians have to go through.
Thatcher was a formidable woman, and even though I deplore many of her policies and what she did to British society I do recognise her as an icon and trailblazer. Today we take it for granted that a woman can be PM, Scottish first minister, Home Secretary, head of the Metropolitan police, President of the Supreme Court etc.. but back in the 70s it was unheard of.

Some of the criticism feminists have of Thatcher is that she did very little for women whilst in power, many of her policies punished working mothers and in 13 years she only had one woman in her cabinet. She famously stated during her first term “I owe nothing to women’s lib”, and later elaborated "the feminists hate me, don’t they?” only to provide her own response “And I don’t blame them. For I hate feminism. It is poison.”

Its a difficult one, and as a man not a minefield I care to stray too far into
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Old 08.03.2018, 22:17
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Thatcher was a formidable woman, and even though I deplore many of her policies and what she did to British society I do recognise her as an icon and trailblazer. Today we take it for granted that a woman can be PM, Scottish first minister, Home Secretary, head of the Metropolitan police, President of the Supreme Court etc.. but back in the 70s it was unheard of.

Some of the criticism feminists have of Thatcher is that she did very little for women whilst in power, many of her policies punished working mothers and in 13 years she only had one woman in her cabinet. She famously stated during her first term “I owe nothing to women’s lib”, and later elaborated "the feminists hate me, don’t they?” only to provide her own response “And I don’t blame them. For I hate feminism. It is poison.”

Its a difficult one, and as a man not a minefield I care to stray too far into
Wow, you just replied to a question posted in 2015. But rather late than never, eih? And Thatcher somehow is a timeless subject

Interesting. I don't know if feminism is a poison. But it's not .... how should I say .... productive.
I grew up knowing I was equal and moved and worked in what ever enviroment I chose to. Yes, I often was the only woman but I didn't think much about it. I figured they didn't want to be there. Because obviously if they wanted to it was possible. After all, I was.
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Re: Happy International Woman´s Day

In Spain it was celebrated in a different way....


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43324406
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Women workers in Spain are marking International Women's Day with an unprecedented strike targeting gender inequality and sexual discrimination.
Unions said 5.3 million women had joined the 24-hour strike, backed by 10 unions and some of Spain's top women politicians.
Hundreds of thousands of women have joined street protests across Spain, shouting "if we stop, the world stops".
Events marking the day are being held in dozens of other nations.
What is International Women's Day?
What is the gender pay gap?
What's happening in Spain?
Women taking part have stopped working and have been urged by organisers to spend no money and ditch any domestic chores for the day.
Police were called to stop protesters blocking main roads in Barcelona but some women pickets still brought areas to a standstill.
Public transport nationwide is available but at reduced services and flights have also been affected.
Evening marches in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia and a number of other cities are leading events in 200 Spanish locations.
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"I lived under the dictatorship, I lived under democracy and we haven't made much headway," teacher Concha Noverges told Reuters news agency as she stood on a picket line at a public school in Madrid. "A lot remains to be done and we, in the education sector, have a big role to play."
Ana Reyes, a 37-year-old PR executive, told AFP news agency she was striking "in the hope that the importance of half of the population will be recognised and that it will bring about a real change".
Another EU shocking report was talking about the huge impact of poverty on European women's lives. Reasons to celebrate!

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She famously stated during her first term “I owe nothing to women’s lib”, and later elaborated "the feminists hate me, don’t they?” only to provide her own response “And I don’t blame them. For I hate feminism. It is poison.”
So's that!

Anyway, here's some proper feminists.

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Anyway, here's some proper feminists.

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Something tells me they're Kurdish fighters, but I might be wrong......as usual.
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