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Frank Hovis

International Women's Day

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Yes I know yadda yadda yadda.  Woman does something entirely unremarkable but because she's a woman let's erect a statue to her.  I actually had to turn off my radio today because of the dubious troop of women achievers being paraded.

However....

There are some cases where there was genuine achievement equal to that of men who have a degree of fame but they don't for whatever reason; not necessarily sexism.

I don't have a lengthy list that I'm about to reel off, just the one who has cropped up a few times over the years and for which I will make a case.

 

Rosalind Franklin - co discoverer of the structure of DNA

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosalind_Franklin

As she died at 37 in 1958 she didn't share in the 1962 Nobel Prize which Crick and Watson won but Wilkins did.  There is no rule about not awarding Nobel Prizes posthumously but it hasn't happened.

Consequently on this fairly decent piece on "Who Discovered DNA" the three Nobel Prize winners are writ large but you have to do a search to find the two mentions of Franklin.

https://explorable.com/who-discovered-dna

 

Whilst this isn't IMHO her not being recognised because she was a woman but rather underhand and uncredited use of her work (and that of Maurice Wilkins and their PhD student Raymond Gosling who worked with her) by Francis Crick and James Watson meaning she didn't get the credit at the time compounded by her dying before the Nobel Prize was awarded.  Reading through the story it appears that Wilkins was the junior partner so if you are going to award only three prizes then it should have been Crick, Watson and Franklin (posthumously); though it would have been better if it was four prizes.

 

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8 minutes ago, MrPin said:

It's nice they can run around and throw a ball. I wanted to see Ada Lovelace, and Clara Schumann.

They're already famous though; to educated people such as you find hereabouts anyway.  They don't need a day any more than Charles Babbage and Jan Sibelius need a day.

I felt moved to look at the exciing BBC feed on this and with no pre-selection have just pciked the most recent post.
 

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10:35

New film aims to celebrate women in pottery

Lucy King

News Editor, BBC Radio Stoke

Women who've worked or are working in the pottery industry are being urged to be part of a new film celebrating their role in ceramics.

BBC

The Stoke and North Staffs Women's Network is behind the project

which aims to celebrate "women in ceramics past and present".

It's being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is called Bound by Clay, launching today on International Woman's Day.

We all know about Clarice Cliff and the names of the women who've been the great designers but we don't really talk very much about all those thousands of women who actually were the backbone of the industry and made it what it was."

Val BourneStoke And North Staffs Women's Network

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/c516rz8zje2t/international-womens-day

Now I have heard of Clarice Cliff - based upon her pottery's appearances on Antiques Roadshow over the years she made 90% of all pottery - and Wedgewood, and Bernard Leach (local potter).  Oh, and Johnny Vegas.

So the most well known designer is a woman.  Is that not enough?

Nope - let's "celebrate" the women who have worked in the factories and, as corollary, ignore all the men.

What was wrong with a social history project on everybody in teh pottery industry?  Or is the real aim whitewashing the men out?

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1 hour ago, Frank Hovis said:

They're already famous though; to educated people such as you find hereabouts anyway.  They don't need a day any more than Charles Babbage and Jan Sibelius need a day.

I felt moved to look at the exciing BBC feed on this and with no pre-selection have just pciked the most recent post.
 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/c516rz8zje2t/international-womens-day

Now I have heard of Clarice Cliff - based upon her pottery's appearances on Antiques Roadshow over the years she made 90% of all pottery - and Wedgewood, and Bernard Leach (local potter).  Oh, and Johnny Vegas.

So the most well known designer is a woman.  Is that not enough?

Nope - let's "celebrate" the women who have worked in the factories and, as corollary, ignore all the men.

What was wrong with a social history project on everybody in teh pottery industry?  Or is the real aim whitewashing the men out?

Clarice didn't paint all her own teapots. There were teams of people doing it. Let's have a STOKE day to celbrate all these teapots, and urinals that kept the British empire flowing!:(

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I think these sort of days are important.

They give a stand where scoties stupid stereotypes can exposed . We get to see women doign jobs like Drs, engineers, designing space rockets.

Really put to bed the idea that women stand around , pissing about gossiping, drinking tea and pissing around with their hair all day.

Heres the local papers feature on IWD:

https://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/news/women-in-whitby-put-their-talent-on-display-to-celebrate-international-women-s-day-1-9637717

The ‘Celebrating Women in the Arts Fair’, which will run until Sunday 10 March, is a chance to exhibit and sell the work of some of Whitby’s most talented crafters whilst also inspiring others.

Organiser Lois Mee said: “International Women’s Day is not only a day for highlighting inequalities and the struggles women face around the world, but a chance to celebrate the achievements of women from all different backgrounds.

“On a Tuesday I run the Creative Cafe at Hetty & Betty, which is just an opportunity for anybody who’s creative to chat and connect with likeminded people.

“Having seen the work some of the women in the area have produced this seemed the perfect way to showcase this work and celebrate local women.”

Some of the artists who will be exhibiting their work include potter Cornelia Larsson, hand beaded jewellery maker and designer Myra Robertson, Suzanne Baldwin, who experiments with chapter and verse book folding, and Nicola Jordan, who runs her own business producing aromatherapy essential oils.

Nicola said: “I was online when I saw the advert that Lois put up and contacted her to say that I was interested. I think it’s a really nice idea to support women and encourage them to get themselves out there.

I like helping people and I have my own business where I promote women’s health and talk to them about the benefits of essential oils. Women’s health is just as important as the boys’ and it’s nice to show them the choice of products that is available.”

This weekend’s exhibition could be the start of a series of initiatives bringing together women to support them as well as their business.

Nicola added: “We have to see how it goes but hopefully this won’t just be a one off thing.

“The support for women is something we have to show all the time, not just for Women’s Day.”

 

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You have to appreciate the sheer naked self interest in that quote:

I like helping people and I have my own business where I promote women’s health and talk to them about the benefits of essential oils. Women’s health is just as important as the boys’ and it’s nice to show them the choice of products that is available.”

Buy my overpirced worthless tat. Look it has pretty colours.

 

This is like these MLM schemes like Herbalife and the juice scams where they're sold as women empowering women whereas the reality is clever women ripping off stupid women.

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Feck, I had to read that last one.

Just look at her:

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And then justifies it with this rubbish:

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She argues that there isn't a level playing field when it comes to men and women’s fashion.

"If it was a man with his shirt unbuttoned for such a ceremony, nothing like this would have happened. Maybe a few comments saying he should have worn better clothes. But nobody would make personal judgments, or say he is a hustler, or doubt his character.

"People never admit they are sexist, but this episode shows the sexism that is still hidden in society."

 

I mean seriously; yes you are absolutely always seeing male MPs in Parliament with their shirts unbuttoned to the waist.  Maybe the papers are deliberately covering it up and we should be told.

 

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1 minute ago, Chewing Grass said:

Is International Womens day Trans-inclusive, just wondering.

I am celebrating international women's day by identifying as a woman for the day and will be using the women's toilet in the pub this evening.

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For anyone interested, I've found a list of the current international 'special' days riddled with SJW nonsense. There doesn't appear to be any special days for men, not that we need one. Everyday is a great day to be a man.

I wonder how you go about registering a special day? I vote Frebyrauy 29ht for dyslexsia yad

January

4. January
World Braille Day

24. January
International Day of Education

27. January
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
 

February

4. February
World Cancer Day

6. February
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

10. February
World Pulses Day

11. February
International Day of Women and Girls in Science

13. February
World Radio Day

20. February
World Day of Social Justice

21. February
International Mother Language Day
 

March

1. March
Zero Discrimination Day

3. March
World Wildlife Day

8. March
International Women's Day

20. March
International Day of Happiness

21. March
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21. March
World Poetry Day

21. March
International Day of Nowruz
[Persian New Year]

21. March
World Down Syndrome Day

21. March
International Day of Forests

22. March
World Water Day

23. March
World Meteorological Day

24. March
World Tuberculosis Day

24. March
International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

25. March
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

25. March
International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
 

April

2. April
World Autism Awareness Day

4. April
International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

6. April
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

7. April
International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda

7. April
World Health Day

12. April
International Day of Human Space Flight

18. April
International Day For Monuments and Sites

21. April
World Creativity and Innovation Day

22. April
Earth Day

23. April
World Book and Copyright Day

25. April
World Malaria Day

26. April
International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day

26. April
World Intellectual Property Day

28. April
World Day for Safety and Health at Work

29. April
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

29. April
International Dance Day

30. April
International Jazz Day
 

May

First full moon in May
Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon
[Buddha Day]

2. May
World Tuna Day

3. May
World Press Freedom Day

8.-9. May
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War

Second weekend in May
World Migratory Bird Day

15. May
International Day of Families

16. May
International Day of Living Together in Peace

16. May
International Day of Light

17. May
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

20. May
World Bee Day

21. May
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

22. May
International Day for Biological Diversity

23. May
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

29. May
International Day of UN Peacekeepers

31. May
World No-Tobacco Day
 

June

1. June
Global Day of Parents

3. June
World Bicycle Day

4. June
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

5. June
World Environment Day

5. June
International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

7. June
World Food Safety Day

8. June
World Oceans Day

12. June
World Day Against Child Labour

13. June
International Albinism Awareness Day

14. June
World Blood Donor Day

15. June
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

16. June
International Day of Family Remittances

17. June
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

18. June
Sustainable Gastronomy Day

19. June
International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

20. June
World Refugee Day

21. June
International Day of Yoga

23. June
United Nations Public Service Day

23. June
International Widows' Day

25. June
Day of the Seafarer

26. June
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

26. June
United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

27. June
Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day

29. June
International Day of the Tropics

30. June
International Asteroid Day

30. June
International Day of Parliamentarism
 

July


First Saturday in July
International Day of Cooperatives

11. July
World Population Day

15. July
World Youth Skills Day

18. July
Nelson Mandela International Day

28. July
World Hepatitis Day

30. July
International Day of Friendship

30. July
World Day against Trafficking in Persons
 

August

9. August
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

12. August
International Youth Day

19. August
World Humanitarian Day

21. August
International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism

23. August
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

29. August
International Day against Nuclear Tests

30. August
International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
 

September

5. September
International Day of Charity

8. September
International Literacy Day

10. September
World Suicide Prevention Day

12. September
United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

15. September
International Day of Democracy

16. September
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

21. September
International Day of Peace

23. September
International Day of Sign Languages

26. September
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

27. September
World Tourism Day

28. September
World Rabies Day

28. September
International Day for Universal Access to Information

30. September
International Translation Day

Last Thursday of September
World Maritime Day
 

October

First Monday in October
World Habitat Day

1. October
International Day of Older Persons

2. October
International Day of Non-Violence

5. October
World Teachers’ Day

9. October
World Post Day

10. October
World Mental Health Day

11. October
International Day of the Girl Child

13. October
International Day for Disaster Reduction

15. October
International Day of Rural Women

15. October
Global Handwashing Day

16. October
World Food Day

17. October
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

20. October (every five years, years divisible by 5)
World Statistics Day

24. October
United Nations Day

24. October
World Development Information Day

27. October
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

31. October
World Cities Day
 

November


2. November
International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

5. November
World Tsunami Awareness Day

6. November
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

10. November
World Science Day for Peace and Development

14. November
World Diabetes Day

16. November
International Day for Tolerance

Third Thursday in November
World Philosophy Day

Third Sunday in November
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

19. November
World Toilet Day

20. November
Africa Industrialization Day

20. November
Universal Children’s Day

21. November
World Television Day

25. November
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

29. November
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
 

December

1. December
World AIDS Day

2. December
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3. December
International Day of Persons with Disabilities

5. December
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

5. December
World Soil Day

7. December
International Civil Aviation Day

9. December
International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime

9. December
International Anti-Corruption Day

10. December
Human Rights Day

11. December
International Mountain Day

18. December
International Migrants Day

20. December
International Human Solidarity Day
Edited by Reck B

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2 minutes ago, Shaneyson said:

I'm calling out May 2nd, sounds too  fishy.

There could be some amusing clashes.

How about we register 'international feminine hygiene' day for May 2nd too?

 

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2 minutes ago, Reck B said:

There could be some amusing clashes.

How about we register 'international feminine hygiene' day for May 2nd too?

 

May 2nd is the first Thursday in May and is also therefore:

Martin Z. Mollusk Day has always been observed annually on the first Thursday of May.

Martin-Z.-Mollusk-Day.jpg

National Day of Prayer has always been observed annually on the first Thursday of May.

 

National Day of Reason has always been observed annually on the first Thursday of May.

 

World Password Day has always been observed annually on the first Thursday of May.

 

https://www.worldnationaldays.com/national-days-may/

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

May 2nd is the first Thursday in May and is also therefore:

Martin Z. Mollusk Day has always been observed annually on the first Thursday of May.

Martin-Z.-Mollusk-Day.jpg

National Day of Prayer has always been observed annually on the first Thursday of May.

 

National Day of Reason has always been observed annually on the first Thursday of May.

 

World Password Day has always been observed annually on the first Thursday of May.

 

https://www.worldnationaldays.com/national-days-may/

 

 

 

https://www.worldnationaldays.com/world-national-days-independence-day-and-national-days-around-the-world/

March 29th is clear so far.. hoping we'll see UK independence day shortly

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I've just spotted another raft of May the 2nd days; from the same website including the Tuna day.  I make that twelve events on the same day which looks typical.

 

It leaves me with only one question: who comes up with this crap?

 

Baby Day has always been observed annually on May 2.

 

Brothers and Sisters Day also known as Sibling Appreciation Day. It has always been observed annually on May 2.

 

International Scurvy Awareness Day has always been observed annually on May 2.

 

National Truffle Day has always been observed annually on May 2.

 

National Fire Day has always been observed annually on May 2.

 

National Play Your Ukulele Day has always been observed annually on May 2.

 

World Tuna Day has always been observed annually on May 2.

 

Take a Baby to Lunch Day has always been observed annually on May 2.

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