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GrumpyGran8 Mon 09-Mar-20 13:21:50

Seeing the list of transgender dates compiled by anonymousLangFan on the IWD thread inspired me to collect a similar list for dates specific to women. Here's what I have so far - feel free to add to it!

Jan 7th: Distaff Day - celebrating womens' crafts & household work
Jan 11th: National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Feb 6th: International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
Feb 11th: International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Feb 12th: International Day of Women's Health
Feb 14th: V-Day - end violence against women & girls
March: Women's History Month
March 8th - 14th: No More Week (ending domestic violence. UK only)
May 5th: International Midwives Day
May 28th: Menstrual Hygiene Day
June 23rd: International Widow's Day
July 12th: Malala Day
Aug 1st - 7th: World Breastfeeding Week
Aug 26th: Women's Equality Day (US only)
Sept 28th: International Safe Abortion Day
Oct 11th: International Day of the Girl Child
Nov 25th: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

(While doing this, I noticed how the list of Transgender days is almost all about celebrating trans identity, while our list is largely about tackling female-specific problems.)

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BringbackLang Mon 09-Mar-20 13:27:01

I think we should have a Woman: Adult Human female celebration day where we wear the t-shirts, fly the flags in celebration of our sex and raise awareness of sex specific problems. The antithesis to what IWD has become.

Fimofriend Mon 09-Mar-20 13:32:48

@BringbackLang that is a great idea! Celebrate actual women and not "woman face"!

ErrolTheDragon Mon 09-Mar-20 13:39:53

Mother's Day? (22nd March in the U.K., lots of other dates elsewhere. )

OhHolyJesus Mon 09-Mar-20 14:47:48

Is there a Pride Day?

I think the Trans Day of Vusibility clashes with Mother's Day so nothing to stop us for raising a black and white definition flag to contrast with all the rainbows.

Winesalot Mon 09-Mar-20 15:07:33

I notice how many are focused on violence against women too.

ISaySteadyOn Mon 09-Mar-20 15:28:28

I shall be putting those on my calendar. Thanks OP

BringbackLang Mon 09-Mar-20 15:45:13

There's six months of Pride, Holy.

BringbackLang Mon 09-Mar-20 15:45:22


vivariumvivariumsvivaria Mon 09-Mar-20 15:49:43

Friday 18 October, World Menopause Day

Thinkingabout1t Mon 09-Mar-20 18:46:33

Thanks, OP.

DonnaQuixote Mon 09-Mar-20 20:33:16

Feminist calendar 2020

ErrolTheDragon Mon 09-Mar-20 22:30:12

Some of those are a bit random! Stray animals day?confusedgrin

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