International Women's Day

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International Women's Day
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Santa Barbara Women's March attendees on January 21, 2017 (edhat photo)

March 8, Thursday, is International Women's Day and Santa Barbara is hosting several supporting events.

Local organizer Michal Lynch put together a rally and march that will take place on Saturday, March 10 at the De La Guerra Plaza. The rally begins at 11:30 a.m. with a march scheduled at noon. A speaker from Safe at Home will discuss human trafficking and World Dance for Humanity will lead the march.

On Thursday evening, Safe at Home is also screening a short documentary about human trafficking at Impact Hub, located at 1117 State Street. Informational booths and a discussion will follow the event that begins at 6:00 p.m.

International Women's Day is a global movement celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. According to www.internationalwomensday.com, "The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first March 8 IWD gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom's Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women equality. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not  country, group or organisation specific."

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Factotum Mar 09, 2018 12:38 PM
International Women's Day

"The Socialist Party of America held the first Women’s Day demonstration in New York on February 28, 1909, at the urging of Socialist Party leader Theresa Serber Malkiel. The International Socialist Women’s Conference expanded the observance the following August to inaugurate the general meeting of the Socialist Second International. German socialist Luise Zietz, alongside communists Clara Zetkin and Kate Duncker, established the event as an annual Women’s Day, moving the date to March for the following year.

By 1917, Russian communists joined the festivities, which elevated International Women’s Day from a leftist eccentricity to the inciting event for the destruction of the twentieth century. " (The Daily Wire)

Factotum Mar 09, 2018 04:04 PM
International Women's Day

Good to be exposed to diversity of thought and political perspective. Sharpens one's critical thinking skills. Just as much as your feedback does too.

a-1520630999 Mar 09, 2018 01:29 PM
International Women's Day

Yeah, the Daily Wire. Not even suitable for toilet e-paper.

To quote a media bias investigation:
"The Daily Wire presents news with a right wing bias in reporting and wording."

Mas Gaviota Mar 09, 2018 12:44 PM
International Women's Day

Nice try troll. People in Santa Barbara are too smart for your agitprop.

Factotum Mar 09, 2018 12:34 PM
International Women's Day

"A grateful Vladimir Lenin — if such a thing as a grateful communist exists — declared International Women’s Day an official state holiday following the success of the October Revolution. Chinese communists took up International Women’s Day in 1922 and officially recognized the holiday following their victory in the Chinese Civil War in 1949.

Celebrations remained confined to communist dictatorships and their fellow travelers living in free countries until the United Nations adopted International Women’s Day in 1975."

(The Daily Wire)

jqb Mar 09, 2018 11:48 AM
International Women's Day

Here is the truth about IWD: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women%27s_Day

It was started before the Russian revolution, in the context of a world where women didn't have the vote. Of course the USSR later embraced it, but that doesn't make women Stalinsts, as czar-loving trash like Factotum would have it.

Factotum Mar 09, 2018 12:35 PM
International Women's Day

It does make WDI highly suspect for being one more ginned up public sector union false flag.

Factotum Mar 08, 2018 09:33 PM
International Women's Day

Are the Russians behind this social disruption event too, as has been recently revealed?

a-1520624005 Mar 09, 2018 11:33 AM
International Women's Day

We've inherited some trolling scum from the Indy/NHawk commenting sewer that can't even come up with proper facts in their aspersions.

Factotum Mar 09, 2018 11:24 AM
International Women's Day

In the case of WDI supporters, the better question is who is paying you; not what are they paying you. And how are they laundering those organizational funds.

jqb Mar 09, 2018 11:22 AM
International Women's Day

International Women's Day is a day, not an organization, and has nothing to do with the Russian (not "soviet") Revolution of 1917 (not 1916), or Stalin (who came into power in 1922). True, socialists (not communists) brought us IWD as well as women's rights and women's suffrage, just as they brought us the weekend, the 40 hour week, and child labor laws. Tarring civil rights by association with Stalin is a right wing rhetorical tactic. People who use it are deeply, fundamentally, evil.

Factotum Mar 09, 2018 09:38 AM
International Women's Day

Pays to look into the history of IWD - a precursor and full partner to the 1916 soviet revolution and Stalin's murderous reign until its full collapse only a few decades later. What exactly are they celebrating today?

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