Thursday, March 8, 2012
"Get into the kitchen and rattle those pots and pans"!
International Women's Day began right here in the United States when, in 1908, 15,000 women textile workers marched through Manhatten demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. It was called 'The March of the Empty Pots'.
This day is celebrated all over the world: seriously celebrated. But here, in the U.S., there is nary a ripple.
A Russian customer of mine thinks it's because it developed out of the early Socialist Movement here in America. Mon Dieu! Socialism!!! EEEEEEK!
Thanks to the first International Women's Day, conditions are better and we have the vote. But do we all vote? Do we care about the plight of women in Chile, Peru, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Russia? Questions.
On a different note... a really different note, this is the other thing I've been pondering of late:
This is from Morning Bray Farm. A dangerous blog for me. How can I keep a donkey in the city? Just look at that face.