Just learned, courtesy of the son I call mid-sized B that today is in fact International Women's Day. I have not seen any coverage either on Big Salon or Open Salon... though I might have missed it.
Even if I missed the coverage, this is shocking. Sure, the date this year conflicts with Mardi Gras, and the latest Charlie Sheen developments,but I am old enough to recall when this Day was an occasion for parades, protests and progress, not just to wonder which gender ought to cook the pancakes.
Is this a positive sign? Has feminism triumphed to the point where a Day to celebrate the unique and valuable contributions of the female gender is redundant and obsolete? Or has conservatism resurgent eclipsed decades of progress?
Which is it, women (dare I call you ladies?)
Let's hear you roar...
It's also National Cheese Doodle Day and Be Nasty Day...just sayin'
[runs for cover behind Tink]