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Old 2013-03-08, 10:24   Link #26861
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Today is the worldwide International Women's Day.
...just so I'm understanding this correctly- this is about equal treatments right?
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Old 2013-03-08, 10:28   Link #26862
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...just so I'm understanding this correctly- this is about equal treatments right?
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Old 2013-03-08, 10:28   Link #26863
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...just so I'm understanding this correctly- this is about equal treatments right?
Yes. Lots of marches, events, issue awareness-raising and such campaigns around the world. And excuses for having fun, of course.

I was going to joke about "hug your women today" until I realized how hilariously misogynistic and totally-missing-the-point that would have sounded.
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Old 2013-03-08, 10:31   Link #26864
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Yes. Lots of marches, events, issue awareness-raising and such campaigns around the world. And excuses for having fun, of course.

I was going to joke about "hug your women today" until I realized how hilariously misogynistic and totally-missing-the-point that would have sounded.
Don't need; I've got something better in mind.

See you guys at the " laugh a day" thread later...

*runs off*
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Old 2013-03-08, 11:06   Link #26865
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Today is the worldwide International Women's Day.

Russia misses the point.

And to think the USSR was once far ahead of the West on feminism.

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As for this poor, vulgar male, I will celebrate by drowning myself in Yuri manga. Yes, that's it. Any excuse for a yuri binge is a good excuse.And I'm going to be such a girl today my little sister will doubt her bro's sexual identity. I think I'll start with ice cream. Then lilies. Then, um, equal pay and liberation and maternity rights.
Can I take your place in front of your little sister? I promise I won't hurt her in any way, and you can trust me on that.

Actually I think women make better soldiers. They are psychopathic when angry, nitpick at details, retain water due tp their biology and fight like mad dogs over the smallest things.
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Old 2013-03-08, 11:09   Link #26866
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Old 2013-03-08, 11:16   Link #26867
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Its not worth it Hime =_=;
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Old 2013-03-08, 11:32   Link #26868
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*Quietly sharpens her weapons and makes extra leashes*
Don't waste your time, he can't be re-educated.
It's probably time to find a better use of him than to try to make him your personal slave.
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Old 2013-03-08, 11:33   Link #26869
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Who said it was for S-chan?
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Old 2013-03-08, 11:37   Link #26870
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Who said it was for S-chan?
Because ''S-chan'' is a more realistic target than a nation.
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Old 2013-03-08, 11:56   Link #26871
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Your tools Onee-sama.

-Takes out whip, candles, tazer, Habanero sauce, belts, locks, chains, leather clothes and "toys".-
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Old 2013-03-08, 12:12   Link #26872
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Actually I think women make better soldiers. They are psychopathic when angry, nitpick at details, retain water due tp their biology and fight like mad dogs over the smallest things.
It would be the end of humanity if we had too many women in service. They would never know when to give up and/or open negotiations with the opposing side.

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Hey there... slavery is illegal and immoral!
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Old 2013-03-08, 12:26   Link #26873
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It would be the end of humanity if we had too many women in service. They would never know when to give up and/or open negotiations with the opposing side.
I would say the complete end of the universe. Remember the quote "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."?

If it does not even exist in hell, how do you think anywhere else can contain it?

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Hey there... slavery is illegal and immoral!
Not in Europe I think. Over there people actually pay get tied up and enslaved by women in tight leather and whips.
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Old 2013-03-08, 12:52   Link #26874
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Not in Europe I think. Over there people actually pay get tied up and enslaved by women in tight leather and whips.
Do that mean than Sumeragi should start to ask you money as well
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Old 2013-03-08, 12:54   Link #26875
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Hey there... slavery is illegal and immoral!
Meanwhile child worker in China
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Old 2013-03-08, 13:34   Link #26876
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Today is the worldwide International Women's Day.

Russia misses the point.

And to think the USSR was once far ahead of the West on feminism.

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As for this poor, vulgar male, I will celebrate by drowning myself in Yuri manga. Yes, that's it. Any excuse for a yuri binge is a good excuse.And I'm going to be such a girl today my little sister will doubt her bro's sexual identity. I think I'll start with ice cream. Then lilies. Then, um, equal pay and liberation and maternity rights.
Western media never ceases to amaze

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“I don’t want candy and flowers,” she said. “I want a good job and education. Where do flowers and perfume once a year get you if you have nothing the next 364 days?”
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Old 2013-03-08, 15:58   Link #26877
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Global Temperatures Highest in 4,000 Years

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Previous research had extended back roughly 1,500 years, and suggested that the rapid temperature spike of the past century, believed to be a consequence of human activity, exceeded any warming episode during those years. The new work confirms that result while suggesting the modern warming is unique over a longer period.

Even if the temperature increase from human activity that is projected for later this century comes out on the low end of estimates, scientists said, the planet will be at least as warm as it was during the warmest periods of the modern geological era, known as the Holocene, and probably warmer than that.
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Old 2013-03-08, 16:02   Link #26878
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Western media never ceases to amaze

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Not sure if real qoute or just stupid.
So, as a Russian, I'm guessing you disagree with their perspective? Why? (I'm just curious, not trying to argue with you or anything.)
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Old 2013-03-08, 18:44   Link #26879
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Do that mean than Sumeragi should start to ask you money as well
I never said I wanted it! She's abusing her position and bullying me!

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Meanwhile child worker in China
Actually in China, they do get paid, although with measly wages that makes the entire practice equivalent to slavery.

Cambodia would be more accurate; kids are chained to machines and workbenches, eat (very little) and go toilet there, and literally work to death there. Either that or when it is time for them to go home.

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Western media never ceases to amaze
That is because you have been too used to the proletariat propagandistic presentations trumpeting the achievements of the communist cause.

Joking. I am not sure how things are being perceived there in Russia, but here is an interesting article about how Women's Day came about there :

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Russia starts to bloom around March 8. Sidewalks turn into flower stalls trading rubber banded tulips, red Soviet era carnations, bright mimosas, modest daffodils, endangered cyclamens and snowdrops, all overwhelmed by ubiquitous roses. Prices skyrocket as men roam the streets serving flower duty to the women in their lives.

Challenged by the recently popularized Valentine's observance, International Women's Day — once widely celebrated in the USSR and countries of Eastern Europe — still remains the official date of tribute to Russia's overworked and often neglected female population, while some of the former Soviet Republics have now shrugged it off.

The holiday actually started with a protest march by textile factory workers in New York in 1857, was sanctioned by German Socialist Clara Zetkin in 1911, trumpeted by the feminists in 1910s and 1920s, then went into decline, to be partially revived during the rise of feminism in 1960s. Russia jumped on the March 8 bandwagon shortly after the October Revolution of 1917, making it into a propaganda-laden day to mark the achievements of women-workers in the USSR. In 1965 it became a public holiday, when the supposedly liberated Soviet woman could take a break from work, and, perhaps, from house chores, if her husband and children were feeling generous. But flowers and small presents to women — young and old — have accompanied the holiday from the start.

In the Soviet Union, the reality of women's lives has long been out of step with the emancipation rhetoric, writes Thomas Rymer in the journal Russian Profile. When women joined the workforce, the state had little means to assist them in coping with their dual mother-worker role, and for most women a shift at work was followed by a shift at home. Add to this the shortage of men after World War II (which increased competition among women for husbands), and you had Rymer calls "a little prince mentality," where men expected their wives to take care of the children and do most of the work around the house. With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the race toward capitalism, women's lives have taken different roads: some Russian women have taken up the "wife as a decoration" role, others have not changed at all, and still others have been plunged into even deeper misery. Yet today men are generally more open to helping around the house and taking care of children. Meanwhile, over a third of Russian women now put work and career ahead of motherhood, according to a poll published by Izvestia.

Russian women still have to put up with great inequality, and their lives have become demonstrably worse in the past 15 years in terms of education, employment, career, and security, according to a poll published by Rossiiskaya Gazeta. In the newly capitalist Russia, women are more likely to face employment discrimination, with employers reluctant to hire mothers with small children, or women who are pregnant or likely to start a family. It is doubly hard for women to get a job if they are over 35. According to Oleg Pilshikov, head of the Moscow Committee on Family and Youth, women are disproportionately representated among the unemployed. And, according to a joint study led by the Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative, women are still paid 36 percent less than men for the same work.

In today's Russia, March 8 has lost its feminist flavor. More and more it resembles a combination of Mother's Day and Valentine's Day, draining men's imagination and pockets. The date occupies second place (after New Year's) for flower and gift sales.

On March 7, the eve of the holiday, women drag home bagfuls of presents and flowers, returning late after the now popular corporate parties.

The next morning, men dominate the streets, scurrying about with bouquets and shopping bags filled with cakes and fruit for a yearly breakfast-in-bed treat. Some might venture cooking up a lunch, but few endure through dinnertime. By this time, things are starting to return to "normal." The woman is once again reclaiming the kitchen (and the man his spot in front to the TV), but, with the new generation of Russian women growing up, this pattern of celebration has a very limited half-life.
Maybe what is written here is more accurate from your view as a Russian?
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Old 2013-03-08, 23:01   Link #26880
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Hugo Chávez enshrined as 'comandante eternal'

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Back in 2007, Hugo Chávez created a unique time zone, ordering Venezuela's clocks back half an hour, but on Friday his heirs improvised a funeral like no other to stop the clocks and immortalise the comandante eternal.

Dozens of presidents, prime ministers and princes from around the world joined hundreds of thousands of pilgrims at the military academy in Caracas to bid farewell to a leader who simultaneously inspired, enchanted and repelled during his 14-year rule.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013...ndante-eternal
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