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Ameri-Oh wait, this is Internation Women's Day

Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong LoveRegistered User regular
edited March 2014 in Social Entropy++
hello, america.

i endure great pain by telling you this isnt about america.

today, google tells me its international womens day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYRSrvetPMI

in 1909 the very first international womens day happened as a result of a strike that marked the anniversary of the new york garment workers strike. they were paid shit, and were maimed all the fuckin time. as a great deal of women are want to do when fucked over repeatedly, they scared the shit out of all those turds. soon after, the day was used for suffrage, and protesting violence and the like

1975 the UN officially recognized it. the next year began The Decade Of Women.

women worldwide have slowly been waiting, sometimes in our caves, or in our desert garrisons. ready to take arms and thus begin The Final Assault-i mean uh, to make more inroads and provide a better future for the young ones.

who are women the world over you should celebrate *sigh* people not necessarily exclusive to america?

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    TaskmanTaskman Registered User regular
    Marie Curie. For those few who don't know her already, a pioneering and extremely talented physicist who was the first female professor at the University of Paris, first woman to win a Nobel prize and among a host of other achievements discovered polonium and radium. One of the best people ever, basically.

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    Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Registered User regular
    Ayn Rand, famed philosopher and author

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    Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    im not gonna mention fucking anything about "breaking the ice" as so many lazy fucking writers have gone out of their way to mention. director jennifer lee's Frozen (a disney film) is pretty much the first woman directed film to hit a goddamn billion.

    outside of america, we got that Gulabi Gang.

    you've seen the dope jedi robes and the canes. aside from beating the shit out of abusive husbands, rapists and other sexual assaulting turds in India they also do the following:

    Stop child marriages
    Persuade families to educate girl-child
    Train women in self-defense
    Oppose corruption in administration
    Create awareness about the evils of dowry
    Register FIRs against sex-offenders and abusive husbands
    Publicly shame molesters
    Encourage women to become financially independent

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    My mom is pretty rad.

    My girlfriend's mom is pretty rad too, even though I'm pretty sure she thinks I'm not right for her daughter.

    And, since I'm a weeaboo,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shidzue_Katō

    One of the first women elected to the Japanese Diet (1946-1974), Katou Shizue worked diligently for pretty much her entire adult life to change cultural perceptions and political realities for women in Japan. Frankly, I wish there were more people like her in Japan today.

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    mullymully Registered User regular
    today i shall celebrate @melting_doll‌
    she is my top female

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    Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    mully wrote: »
    today i shall celebrate @melting_doll‌
    she is my top female

    *cough* *cough* ho boy. nobodies got anything? really? really!!?

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    Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Registered User regular
    Queen Elizabeth II is a woman owns more countries than anyone

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    MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    Samus Aran defeated the space pirates and

    ....oh right. Initiated a species wide genocide that'd destroyed the ecology of an entire planet.

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    JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    She's not the best at being a late-night talk show guest but damn cool regardless:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-vcErOPofQ

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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    My mother is pretty rad and she is being very international right now by lounging on a Cuban beach.

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    reading up about the Gulabi Gang is pretty interesting, I guess they just kicked out their founder? Like, this week.

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    wimmins day

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    celebrate all the wimmins

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    what is a 'woman', precious?

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    what is a 'woman', precious?

    you tell me

    I heard you were all woman

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Dubh wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    what is a 'woman', precious?

    you tell me

    I heard you were all woman

    lies!
    my left foot is 100% lizard.

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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    so real talk

    Corazon Aquino led the Philippines out of the shadow of Ferdinand Marcos's dictatorship (and in a way snubbed Ronald Reagan, who inexplicably supported Marcos's anti-democratic autocratic rule). starting as a housewife and someone in the background of her then more famous husband, Cory became one of the most effective presidents the Philippines has had.

    granted, that's not saying much with the insane corruption there, but she did a damn good job.

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    Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    also, i dont know if i saw that right but was janet mock in that video

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    LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    also, i dont know if i saw that right but was janet mock in that video

    Yeah think so, I spotted her too!

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited March 2014
    JayKaos wrote: »
    She's not the best at being a late-night talk show guest but damn cool regardless:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-vcErOPofQ

    Fuck that, this woman's hilarious.

    Edit: Holy shit, she has fucking nanoseconds in her purse, that is awesome.

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    women are alright

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    Rosalind Franklin was a key person in the discovery of DNA's structure but frequently gets ignored in favor of the two dudes who (using her data) get the credit for it (one of which, Watson, is a racist, misogynistic asshole). She died young, which is what prevented her from getting a Nobel prize for her work.

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    Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Cecilia Payne was the astronomer who figured out that hydrogen is the key component of stars. She also did the first major work in studying the cycle of a variable star's life, observing almost 2,000,000 stars during her career. This was all between 1925 and 1960.

    The scientific community gave her something resembling due credit, but her work remains sorely underrated.

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    Peter EbelPeter Ebel CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    Ada Lovelace who first had the idea of a machine carrying out a general algorithm and became the first computer programmer.

    Fuck off and die.
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    mugdhamugdha Registered User new member
    Dubh wrote: »
    wimmins day
    celebrating one day as woman's day automatically means rest of the year belongs to men-Dr. Makarand fulzele
    I just read something with which I agree completely.I want to say something more.I want to state that man woman difference is an illusion . its more dangerous and socially unhealthy. Woman's day should not be celebrated.

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    MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    mugdha wrote: »
    Dubh wrote: »
    wimmins day
    celebrating one day as woman's day automatically means rest of the year belongs to men-Dr. Makarand fulzele
    I just read something with which I agree completely.I want to say something more.I want to state that man woman difference is an illusion . its more dangerous and socially unhealthy. Woman's day should not be celebrated.

    Since, previously, all 365 days belonged to men, this is actually a step in the right direction.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    mugdha wrote: »
    Dubh wrote: »
    wimmins day
    celebrating one day as woman's day automatically means rest of the year belongs to men-Dr. Makarand fulzele
    I just read something with which I agree completely.I want to say something more.I want to state that man woman difference is an illusion . its more dangerous and socially unhealthy. Woman's day should not be celebrated.

    Since, previously, all 365 days belonged to men, this is actually a step in the right direction.

    Look, we'll even give y'all a second day. Just, you know, cut this shit out

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    PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    It seems weird because we've gotten used to not celebrating anything but mandated time off work

    It doesn't hurt to try and get some culture for a small fraction of the year

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    mugdha wrote: »
    Dubh wrote: »
    wimmins day
    celebrating one day as woman's day automatically means rest of the year belongs to men-Dr. Makarand fulzele
    I just read something with which I agree completely.I want to say something more.I want to state that man woman difference is an illusion . its more dangerous and socially unhealthy. Woman's day should not be celebrated.

    Since, previously, all 365 days belonged to men, this is actually a step in the right direction.

    Like, obviously the goal here is to have this type of shit front and center all the time so that we know and understand contributions women have made as a matter of course, but I don't really see a problem with setting aside a day to make absofuckinglutely sure that we take some time to learn something new about important female figures in human history.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ching_Shih

    I do not think it is fair to call her the world's best female pirate. As it has the word female in it. I am pretty sure she was the most bad ass pirate of all time.

    It was estimated she commanded 20 to 40 thousand pirates and was one of the few pirates ever to successfully retire from pirating.

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    Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    Frances Perkins was the first female US cabinet member for the Department of Labor. She made a pretty good first too, establishing various things like Unemployment benefits, Pension, minimum wage and overtime laws for 40 hours workweeks. It's a position she held for 12 years, more than any other Secretary of Labor. She had a good standing with FDR during his term and few of her programs went without support of the president. When congress gave Roosevelt issues for electing a woman of all creatures he remarked that he'd rather deal with them than Eleanor, who lobbied for Perkins to take a cabinet position.

    Remember that name there, Eleanor Roosevelt is worth a thread of her own.

    Also I don't necessarily have to mention Frances Perkins here, she has her own feast day already

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Dubh wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    what is a 'woman', precious?

    you tell me

    I heard you were all woman

    lies!
    my left foot is 100% lizard.

    Well yeah, but it's a female lizard.

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    ManishtushuManishtushu Registered User regular
    Georgina Beyer was the world's first openly trans mayor, and the world's first openly trans member of parliament.

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    chromdomchromdom Who? Where?Registered User regular
    @‌Antimatter Posted this, and I thought she deserved a little of our international acclaim. As well as, previously unknown to me, Albert's being a dick.
    Antimatter wrote: »
    “We men are deplorable, dependent creatures. But compared with these women, every one of us is king, for he stands more or less on his own two feet, not constantly waiting for something outside of himself to cling to. They, however, always wait for someone to come along who will use them as he sees fit. If this does not happen, they simply fall to pieces.”

    -Albert Einstein
    There is more and more evidence that Mileva Einstein-Maric (Einstein’s first wife) is the coauthor of “The Theory of Relativity.” Recently published letters between Mileva Maric and Albert Einstein are shedding light on who is the author(s) of the “Theory of Relativity.” Albert Einstein received the Nobel Prize in 1921: he gave all the money from the Nobel Prize to his ex-wife - Mileva Maric- this was the condition for the divorce settlement. Einstein did not leave any documents which acknowledged the contribution of Mileva Maric to the Theory of Relativity.

    In 1905, several articles bearing the name of Albert Einstein appeared in the Annalen der Physik - a Germans Physics Journal where the Theory of Relativity was published. The paper dealing with relativity was entitled Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Korper. Only Albert Einstein’s name appeared in the journal as author. According to Abram Fedorovich Joffe, the original paper was signed “Einstein-Marity.” ”Marity” is a variant of the Serbian “Maric”, Mileva’s maiden name. Mileva Maric Einstein’s name was left out when publication of the article took place, but Joffe saw the original 1905 manuscript.
    http://www.teslasociety.com/theoryofrel.htm
    "How happy I will be when the two of us together will have brought our work on the relative motion to a victorious conclusion."

    A young Albert Einstein wrote these words to his first wife, Mileva, shortly before publishing the Theory of Relativity. The release of letters like this one has scholars arguing over Mileva’s contribution to relativity. They met at Zurich’s prestigious Swiss Polytechnic School: Mileva was the only woman in the class, and only the fifth in the school’s history. The daughter of a wealthy Serbian family, Mileva excelled at physics and math, and was devoted to her studies until she met Albert Einstein. The two brilliant scientists fell in love. They lived and worked together. But more interested in their own work than their classes, both failed their final exams. Einstein passed on a second attempt. Unmarried and pregnant, Mileva failed hers again. Einstein never met his daughter… and no one is sure what happened to the baby. Einstein and Mileva later married and had two sons. Mileva focused her energies on Albert’s career. Some scholars believe Mileva did the math for the Theory of Relativity, others say she corrected Einstein’s math, and still others claim she was even more deeply involved. The paper outlining the theory is signed with a hyphenated name Einstein-Marty, the Hungarian form of her maiden name Maric.

    Before the work was published, Albert Einstein left his wife and two sons. He never acknowledged his first wife or her work.

    He did, however, give Mileva all of the Nobel Prize money. But, the money didn’t last long: Mileva was sick, and caring for their mentally ill (schizophrenic) son. Einstein went on to great acclaim, but he never again produced physics equal to the work he did while married to his first wife and collaborator, Mileva Maric.
    http://www.womeninscience.org/story.php?storyID=105

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    CelloCello Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    Malala Yousafzai is pretty heroic.

    At the age of 11, she was giving interviews and blog reports to news organizations about what it was like growing up under Taliban rule while wanting desperately to attend school. To try and silence her, a gunman boarded her bus, asked for her by name and shot her.

    But that didn't stop her. She went to England to recover and has since become a major education activist. At 16 she was nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize and has won several other awards for her work towards education for children everywhere. She is so fucking cool guys

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    LegbaLegba He did. Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    I saw a woman marching with the sign "Women are not the object in this sentence."

    I thought she was pretty rad.

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    I never get grammar jokes.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Cello wrote: »
    Malala Yousafzai is pretty heroic.

    At the age of 11, she was giving interviews and blog reports to news organizations about what it was like growing up under Taliban rule while wanting desperately to attend school. To try and silence her, a gunman boarded her bus, asked for her by name and shot her.

    But that didn't stop her. She went to England to recover and has since become a major education activist. At 16 she was nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize and has won several other awards for her work towards education for children everywhere. She is so fucking cool guys

    Her book is great!

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    LegbaLegba He did. Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    I never get grammar jokes.

    The object of a sentence is the thing that is being acted upon, while the subject is the thing acting. So it's a grammar geek version of "sisters are doing it for themselves".

    Legba on
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