07 March 2009

Happy International Women's Day!

I post this in the waning hours of 7 March, in our eastern-anticipatory style.

This is a street in Prešov, off of ul. 17 novembra, at the end of which you will find the Rusyn headquarters -- even though their official address is Duchnovichovo námestie. The street is International Women's Day Street!!

So, a few things:
  1. Would that this were Italy, so that we could have mimosas everywhere. The last few days have been sufficiently cloudy to warrant some brightly colored flowers. It was in Italy that I learned about this holiday and enjoyed how it was celebrated, especially between women.
  2. Somewhat tongue-in-cheekly, or half joking, I would note that it is rather annoying that, despite being 50% of the world's population, such a day is even necessary. I guess it makes up for the 364 days of International Dead White Men we celebrate each year.
  3. If you're interested in the history of International Women's Day, click here -- where you can read about how unpopular it is in the former ČSSR. For the official (corporate-sponsored) website, click here.

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