Totally missing the point IWD

(39 Posts)
Startail Fri 08-Mar-13 11:46:01

in my inbox this morning

I think someone has totally missed the of what international Women's Day is about

notimefors Sun 17-Mar-13 13:55:58

(Not body builders, just strong-looking I meant.)

notimefors Sun 17-Mar-13 13:54:41

I got sent pictures of muscley women with foreign words superimposed over the top from different parts of the world. And feminist graffiti photos. They were all great!

(Just to add something cheery.)

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 17-Mar-13 12:15:52

I saw a pink bus covered in lipstick kisses promoting IWD. Heigh ho!

Lessthanaballpark Sun 10-Mar-13 19:32:45

Trampy, that's a very interesting piece of info, thanks!

TrampyPants Sun 10-Mar-13 13:24:34

sorry for derail, btw.

I had a similar email op. v frustrating.

TrampyPants Sun 10-Mar-13 13:23:43

Lessthanaballpark Sat 09-Mar-13 22:04:03
I think IWD misses the point of IWD.

There shouldn't be just one day a year when people discuss the prevalence of sexual violence, harassment and the like. It should be discussed every day in incredulous disbelief that it's actually still happening until it stops. We shouldn't need an IWD. We're a majority being treated like a minority.

Besides IWD allows the antis whine about there not being an international man's day.

Yes!! although, I have had fun telling the whaddaboutdamenz-ers that International Mens Day is on the 19th November. It ties in with Movember and promotes male role models, mens health such as prostate cancer and male breast cancer, and male contributions to childcare and gender equality. If they don't know about it, that's not the fault of Nasty Feminists.

BettyBlueBlue Sun 10-Mar-13 13:18:53

Capitalism always finds a way to make peace with everybody and make a dollar from it. Just revamp, sex up and glamorise!

That shows you can put a spin on almost everything to make profit. Women's Day is not exception.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 10-Mar-13 02:12:36

Interesting thread, thanks!

Startail Sat 09-Mar-13 23:33:31

Not grumpy at all.

I'm to much a very liberal conservative, (think American Democrat, with a bit of free market economics thrown in) to feel totally comfortable with IWDs very socialist roots.

Everyday should be respect for everyone day, regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation day.

Lessthanaballpark Sat 09-Mar-13 22:04:03

I think IWD misses the point of IWD.

There shouldn't be just one day a year when people discuss the prevalence of sexual violence, harassment and the like. It should be discussed every day in incredulous disbelief that it's actually still happening until it stops. We shouldn't need an IWD. We're a majority being treated like a minority.

Besides IWD allows the antis whine about there not being an international man's day.

Sorry if that all sounds a bit grumpy!

Startail Sat 09-Mar-13 21:47:03

whenthered too right, I was a trouser wearing, chopper style riding Tom boy in the '70s.

The pink frilly, high heeled over made up dolly bird 'role models' in the media today for my DDs make me shock

That we still don't have equal graduate pay and or female bishops makes me angry

That religions that treat women even more like objects seem to be getting more and more powerful makes very, very angry indeed.

I'd have hoped my DDs wouldn't have to be feminists, but I think the bigger battles are only just beginning.

Trekkie Fri 08-Mar-13 21:19:44

OMFG that advert.

Jesus.

WhentheRed Fri 08-Mar-13 19:56:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Startail Fri 08-Mar-13 15:44:05

No big brother really is watching us, I get stuff in my side bars that I know is because Google spies on the links you follow.

Drove me mad because it always seems to be either something daft of here or something you have bought and don't need again.

WilsonFrickett Fri 08-Mar-13 14:12:18

But ladies, you miss the point!

It's not a myth!
Courts can be chic and comfortable!!!

Dear god and the little fishes is one of the underwear models wearing a tiara to her bed????? Takes the princes shit to a whole new level. (And presumably is a bit sore.)

It's just popped up on the sidebar of my Yahoo mail too, big brother really is watching us (either that or it's been there all the time and I've never noticed it)

Startail Fri 08-Mar-13 13:24:37

Yes it's totally bizarre, as I get Emails because it had not pink, not mini prostitute age 10-12 girls clothes. but the underwear is very dodgy.

Now a campaign for decent preteen clothes is a rant for another thread.

FrothyDragon Fri 08-Mar-13 12:51:30

Get adblocker, kalid. That should fix that issue... ;)

kalidanger Fri 08-Mar-13 12:44:03

And now the Bon Prix ads are haunting the sidebar of MyFitnessPal angry

Although I accept that my last post also misses the point. Who says we don't need feminism anymore?

I was on the mailing list for a few years having bought something once, it seems to have stopped now. It was a bizarre mixture of frumpy tops and crotchless underwear.

Startail Fri 08-Mar-13 12:25:47

Trouble is as a SAHM I do feel, a bit, I'd have to ask to make a decent donation to a women's charity, but I never ask to buy clothes.

caramelwaffle Fri 08-Mar-13 12:22:21

startail I think you are totally correct.

Mitchy1nge Fri 08-Mar-13 12:20:04

thought this season was all monochrome?

ick

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