Tuesday, March 7, 2017

International Women's Day or Восьмое марта

Tomorrow is International Women's Day.  In much of the world it is observed as a political statement regarding the rights of women.  The Soviets were much too clever for that and turned it in to a celebration of old-fashioned womanhood.  Vosmoe Marta (Eighth of March) is second only to New Year's Eve as a holiday.

The upstairs managed to stay clean overnight and we finished the downstairs this morning.  The other half of the Christmas turkey is out thawing and the family will come for dinner tomorrow afternoon.  We were in town today for supplies, including flowers for all the women, even Dasha.

So, females young and old of the human race, if you are battling the patriarchy or basking in it, I wish you a great day and all success.



7 comments:

  1. "battling or basking" -- good turn of phrase!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think women should quit having sex with their husbands or boyfriends for 30 days in celebration of international women's day.

      Delete
    2. You mean people actually have sex more often than every 300 days? How dreadfully unchristian

      Delete
  2. "Old-fashioned womanhood": That just makes me shudder. Thank you for your good wishes, and I hope you enjoy your family dinner! :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. An example of old-fashioned womanhood in Russia https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-03-08/inside-russian-police-force-answering-thousands-calls-help-battered-women

      Delete