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International women's day

8 March 2007
As Solana pointed out in our Women UNlimited blog, today is International Women's Day, first recognized by the UN in the 70s as a day to commemorate women's rights. And while I am always feeling a little dubious about such events (does it mean that the 364 remaining days are men's? Should I feel contempt and satisfied with having "one day" a year set apart to celebrate 52 percent of the world's population?), some news can certainly nuance what good is associated with the 8th of March:

A court in the mainly Kurdish southeast of Turkey Thursday charged 92 women over a demonstration to mark International Women's Day that saw them shouting slogans in favor of jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan, a court official said.

Today is also Blog Against Sexism day, illustrated with entries from hundreds of blogs and amongst them this great post on Pandagon.

 

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