Thursday, March 8, 2012
International Women's Day
A day to think about women... (So what's new?!, ho ho) Anyway, International Women's Day has been observed in some countries - particularly those with socialist governments - for around 100 years. In China it's supposed to be an official holiday with women in given a half-day off, but it's less common now. And anyway, they'd still be working at home. And that's the issue: women working at home is still not seen in the same way as men (or women) working in the office. Apparently there's an International Men's Day on 19 November, inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad & Tobago of all places, and now observed by some 60 countries.