2014/03/15

What does women's day ( March 9th) represent for you? Is it necessary to have such a day?

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  1. I'd like to point out that it's the 08/03

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    1. Thank you for the detail but what matters is not so much the exact date as the meaning of such a day, if you had read the subject carefully you would have realized that;-)

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  2. Women's day is extremely necessary. To me, it means that we remember all of the struggles women have gone through throughout history, and it is also a time to reflect on the struggles women still go through today. Over time, women have gained voting rights, equal wages, and many more steps towards equality with men. Still, every day women must continue the fight to end sexism and injustices against women that continue to happen all over the world. The day is necessary to bring awareness to those who don't realize that women's issues are still important and relevant, and to remember the brave and intelligent women who have contributed to the fight for gender equality.

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    1. Hello Megan ! Do you remember me? I'm Emilie ,your pen friend !
      I just fully agree with you: It is such an important day that represents many things!
      And by the way I can't wait for you to come to France and me to visit your beautiful city
      of Washington DC!
      Ps: Here is my email adress, like that we could talk in private " emiliejo.masson@gmail.com" Looking forward to chat with you;)

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  3. Each celebration has a true meaning and a real importance. So what does women's day represent for me?

    First of all, one should not forget what women have done to defend their own opinions and to share their ideas. Indeed, they fought to gain voting rights, equal wages, abortion rights.

    In spite of these struggles, women are still victim of sexism and injustices. We must continue the fight against inequalities and the male-female parity.

    Because of these fights to get the same rights as men, I strongly agree with the women's day and other celebrations.

    Therefore, women's day represent so much for me and it is necessary to have a such day.

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  4. First of all, women's day is a day like an other for me even if I think that it's good to have one.
    But one should not forget that if we want to be equal with men, we should have a men's day too. Women's day should be all the days in the year, not once a year. It's sad to think that we need a women's day to think we're all equal. That's why I think that even if it's good to have one it's not necessary

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  5. I believe that women's day is extremely necessary, even though it is a day not that well known in the United States. I believe that this day is important because it shows the huge advancements women have made over the years, such as the right to vote and equal job opportunity. Also, I view this day as a day to empower women. Finally, I view this day to be important because it serves as a reminder to everyone that even with all of our advances in women's rights, there are still issues, such as equal pay, that must be solved.

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  6. For me woman's day represent a day or the man makes a effort for woman's. Woman's day is neserary as long as it is not equality woman, man.

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  7. Firstly, women's day represents women's evolution during these last years. It shows that the women's rights have grown up, nowadays they have the right to vote and therefore they'll have the opportunity to express themselves through society.
    But we have to admit that this day is not that important or special in our country because we can't see anyone celebrating in the streets.
    Moreover, some people believe that it is unfair that there is no men's day. However, we have to realize that men used to have much more rights at the time than women but somehow we can see that today, it's not the case anymore.

    To conclude, I think women's day is important because it shows that they fought for their rights and that they succeeded.

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  8. I think having a woman's day is very important but I also don't think that it is as publicized enough. I know that for at least the united states it is not like a national holiday or anything and it is barley mentioned. Having a day dedicated for woman is very important especially if we think about all the things woman have done for changing the world and making it a better and more equal place.

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  9. I think woman's day is an important day. This day shows all of the accomplishments and hardships women had to go through to obtain equal rights. Women's rights have progressed greatly within the last 100 years in the United States. This is an important day we all should know.

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  11. Not a long time ago, in the 70's, women didn't have some rights, that we have today. For instance, in France, women had the right to vote in 1945, which is pretty late ! That is why a lot of women and even men fought for equality, and they still do with associations like "Femen" (even if it is sometimes criticized). Being a woman nowadays is much easier than before, we can do great studies, have good jobs,...thanks to the women who fought for this, so women's day is very important to never forget these people and the evolution of the women's rights.

    In a nutshell, the women's day represents an achievement, and it is necessary to remember the past, enjoy the present and thinking about other laws for the future, because there is still some work to do !

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  12. To begin with, the creation of a " Women's Day " was first proposed in 1910, at the International Conference or Socialist Women, Clara Zetkin, a journalist. So, that's over a hundred years that we think about a day for women !
    However, what does women's day represent for me ? Is it necessary to have such a day ?

    First, I think " Women's Day " is a symbolic day because, in France, we don't celebrate this event ! It's a day like an other.
    Nervertheless, to my mind, it is necessary to have such a day to show that there are many inegalities between women and men yet !
    Moreover, this day is very important for all women who fought against these inegalities ! It is good to pay tribute to women like Rosa Parks, Marie Curie or Frida Kahlo.

    To conclude, like many students said before me, " Women's Day " is marked in history but not in our heads, today ! It's too bad to say that but it's the reality..

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  13. In 1975, during International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions. What does Women's Day represent for me ? Is it important to have such a day ?

    Firstly, Women's Day is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.
    For me, Women's Day is important because it shows that women has got more rights, years after years. Of course, there are still inequalities between men and women. In the future, with new generations, maybe inequalities will disappear. In the same time, if this day represents equality between genders, we would also have a men's day.
    Secondly, Women's day permits to set up mechanisms aimed at preventing violence against women. It is clear that the women's rights are still violated around the world. A lot of states are engaged in the persistent and pervasive assault on women's rights. The fight is never won. Some democratics countries take a step backwards, like Spain : last year, a new law has limited the abortion right.

    In conclusion, Women's Day is important as long as there are inequalities between men and women and as long women's rigts are violated. This day hasn't got a particular representation for me but it is necessary to celebrate women. We have to continue to fight for women's rights.

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  14. What does women's day represent for me? Well, I think it is the occasion to see what is still to be improved about the inequalities between men and women.
    But because it would be boring, fearsome and horrifying to quote all of them, I decided rather to make four different posts, about four aspects of the problem that seemed interesting to me, so that you will be able to reply to each separately.

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  15. So, first about the repartition of domestic tasks: do you know if there is a great difference between how much housework boys and girls do? Do you know if you do as much as a girl(if you're a boy)/boy(if you're a girl)?
    I suggest that each of you tell in the replies approximately how much time you spend doing domestic tasks (housework, little services, shopping, cooking, watching after siblings) every week (and, of course, precise if you're a girl or a boy).
    One week after the day I'm posting this, I'll tell you the averages for you and then generally in developed countries.

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    1. nobody answered? are you that lazy?

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  16. Then, I got some interesting info about the differences of size and strength between men and women: thanks to the works of Priscille Touraille and Françoise Héritier, French anthropologists, we now know that it was not an original biological data!
    It has been “constructed” by men, through time, because of the alimentation: the better products (meat and fatty parts) belonged to men, this is called “evolutionary pressure”, and it exists since Neanderthal. This has been reinforced by stereotypes: women are considered prettier if they're small, and only tall men could be considered to be handsome.
    But all those things were decided by men… if you want ti know why they were already considered as superior, take a look at my next post!

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  17. This time, I'll explain where the domination of men over women comes from. You now know that it isn't because of size or strength, and we also know that it isn't because of the mobility reduction during pregnancy and nursing. So, what is it?
    Well, it's because of the reproduction instinct (I'm not sure this is the correct word, but you got the thing: reproduction is necessary for the future of the specie, etc…): any man wants to reproduce identically, wants his genes to be used. But: when there's a child, the woman can be absolutely sure that it's hers, but the man can't! (pff, traitorous women!). So, he “must” be sure he's her only male, and in order to do that, he appropriates himself the woman. That's why women are/were considered as men's “property”.

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  18. Now, a little bit about prostitution: in ancient times, when a man raped a girl, he had to pay a financial compensation to the girl's father. Why? Well, because the girl had lost some exchange value (because the following man wouldn't be the only one to have the girl because of the process I explained in the previous post. Yeah, that's surely the main problem when you rape people…). This financial compensation was called the “dol” (I couldn't find any translation but I think it's always the same word).
    Well, it's the same with prostitutes: people “use” them and pay their employer. Shameful, heh? : (

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  19. This day represent nothing for me but I think that it is important for the woman because they're egual to the men.
    Ilian Tagredj.

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  20. The women have always suffered for centuries, the man always felt superior and thus treated the woman like somebody incapable to work and that she can take care only of children.
    Thus now everybody knows that the men and women have the same capacities but stupid people keep treating women in a horrible way, I find that this women's day is perfectly justified

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