Posts Tagged ‘March 8’

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International Women’s Day

March 8, 2013

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21678554#FBM207731

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A little respect!

March 8, 2013

The bad thing about default ideologies — those which condition thought and language, and consequently, human relationships, the cultural default ideology people have without being aware that they have it — is that they expose its carriers’ inability to think freely and to look at the world around them with inocence.

These people who are unable to think independently feel annoyed, irritable, angry because we are celebrating on a particular date the existence of women on the planet. These people have never missed women as thinkers, artists, activists, in all those centuries in which male Historians deprived them of existence, and Men — the group ruling on human societies — had them locked up, exploited, and the rest, which is frightening and deserves attention.

WE ARE CELEBRATING THE FACT THAT WE ARE STRIVING EACH AND EVERY DAY FOR A BETTER WORLD, A WORLD THOSE UNTHINKING PEOPLE ALSO ENJOY AND BENEFIT FROM.

Just a little respect, please!

This year’s Mujer Palabra cyberpostcard says:

March 8
we are
celebrating feminism
burying patriarchal violence
planting the seeds of intelligent life!

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Stop the war on women

March 8, 2013

THE WORLD IS CHANGING AND WE’RE VERY HAPPY ABOUT IT!

(WE’RE CHANGING THE WORLD TO INCLUDE US AS HUMAN BEINGS, AND WE’RE THEREFORE CHANGING SOCIETY. PATRIARCHAL SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN FAR TOO VIOLENT FAR TOO LONG!)

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Women invite lawmakers to ‘Walk in My Shoes’

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Who Needs Feminism?

March 8, 2013

http://www.whoneedsfeminism.com/about.html WNF – Start Your Own Guide 9-22

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Celebrating March 8: what’s so good about the human rights concept?

March 8, 2013

I certainly believe that December 10 should be an international holiday. You have to consider that it’s taken us till the 20th century to understand that all human beings have the same rights. Before we managed this idea, some people were considered worthless and some others the representatives of God on the planet, or those who could exploit and abuse feeling totally entitled to do so. Obviously, reaching this understanding cannot wipe out all the harm that the parameters that built societies for centuries constructed. But this is just a beginning, the beginning of a better way to organize societies.

Before we coined “human rights” it was religion organizing societies and what men and women could do in life, their roles, what their hopes and dreams should be. Today most people understand that religion and spirituality should not organize society, for those are private issues, to share with like-minded people, but not to impose on the population. We are learning to respect non-believers and also different kinds of religions or spiritual options.

The genius of the human rights notion is that both believers and non-believers can be able to accept it and respect it.

It is true that patriarchal monotheist religions are having a harder time with this notion, because their dogmas have assigned gender roles to human beings, and women have always been seen and treated as inferior — intelectually, emotionally, spirituality — and a source of evil. But numerous people who believe in those religions are moving beyond those dogmas. They are refusing to believe that it was women who brought suffering to the world, they are refusing to believe that sexual intercourse should exclude pleasure, or that women should have as many children as God sends them. They’re challenging many religious impositions and they’re trying to build a kind of spirituality consistent with the human rights notion.

On March 8, International Women’s Day, as a feminist, as someone who understands human rights, I’d like to post this little thought of mine in celebration of it all!

Venus 21st century: “You understand women have human rights, but you don’t need to develop a feminist intelligence of world? How come? (What a sad violent and pointless war)”

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A Letter from Eve Ensler, from Congo

March 7, 2013

http://www.vday.org/dearall

 

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