Talk:International Women's Day

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"Women's day event denied permission in Sudan". Al Jazeera. 2014-03-09. Retrieved March 10, 2014.  -Lihaas (talk) 19:27, 9 March 2014 (UTC)


Are we sure that the 1857 story was fabricated? I mean, those two, which claim that it happened are less reliable sources?

-- (talk) 18:46, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

The UN source is actually a teaching project sponsored by the UN. The UN's official page doesn't mention 1857 anywhere.
Scholar books are usually more reliable than teaching books. Idem for articles in scholar journals (in this case, history and sociology journals). In this case, we have two scholar sources that are independent from each other.
IF you look at the "History" section, 8th March was chosen because it fell on Sunday in the year 1911.
Apocryphal histories can survive long after they have been debunked. They are repeated on lot of sources, and many sources copy directly from other sources without checking the information. --Enric Naval (talk) 14:45, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Removed Unsourced Content[edit]

I removed the following unsourced content, because it clearly contradicts other sourced content immediately below.

"With February Revolution in Petrograd (a previous name for St. Petersburg, Russia). In the winter of 1917, conditions in the capital, Petrograd, were grim. The layout of the city seemed to emphasise the divisions among its people. The workers' quarters and factories were located on the right bank of the River Neva. On the left bank were the fashionable areas,the Winter Palace, and official buildings, including the palace where the Duma met. In February 1917, food shortages were deeply felt in the worker's quarters. The winter was very cold ñ there had been exceptional frost and heavy snow. Parliamentarians wishing to preserve elected government, were opposed to the Tsarís desire to dissolve the Duma. On 22 February, a lockout took place at a factory on the right bank. The next day, workers in fifty factories called a strike in sympathy. In many factories, women led the way to strikes. This came to be called the International Women's Day.[needs copy edit][citation needed]"

I also removed the following content, because it did not appear to add any information to the article, and appear to be promoting the citation content's author.

"In the 1980s historian Renée Coté uncovered the origins of the March 8th date for International Women's Day.[1] Her research was published in 1984 in Canada, as, La Journée internationale des femmes ou les vrais dates des mystérieuses origines du 8 de mars jusqu'ici embrouillés, truquées, oubliées : la clef des énigmes. La vérité historique. Montreal: Les éditions du remue ménage.[1]"

Zhujiangshuiguai (talk) 09:09, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference mmf1 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

March 8 origin?[edit]

It seems that a number of sources are in disagreement about the origins of the March 8 date as International Women's Day. Perhaps the article would benefit from an "origins" subsection.Zhujiangshuiguai (talk) 14:14, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Temporary semi-protection necessary?[edit]

The topic is featured in today's Google Doodle and Wikipedia's On This Day. Article is at risk of vandalism, mainly by IP users unless the article is locked against IP edits to prevent vandalism Ryan (talk) 07:21, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Note Protection request was denied. As of right now, does not appear to be enough disruptive activity to justify protection. Safiel (talk) 18:38, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Source does not substantiate claims in article[edit]

At the end of the "In modern culture" section, the article says "In Taiwan, International Women's Day is marked by the annual release of a government survey on women's waist sizes, accompanied by warnings that weight gain can pose a hazard to women's health," and links the citation . However, the page at that address goes to no length to support the statement that "IWD is marked by the annual release" of anything. Rather, it describes a particular survey of which the results were "highlighted yesterday on International Women’s Day [in 2013]." (talk) 01:34, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

International Women's Day vs International Day of Women[edit]

Women are both citizens of the world and citizens of the village. Some women are International Women, while most are just Women. Marie Curie, Hillary Clinton or Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the President of Liberia - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf or Ms Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria are International Women. If this Day celebrates Women in the elite society that is the UN, then it is aptly named. Otherwise, if it refers to the Chibok girls kidnapped by the Boko-Haram, or the weeping and grieving women of the Gaza, the rest of global mothers and girls, then it just is Women's Day or the International Day of Women.

This might not cause whoever matters to change it, but words have meaning, and "International Women's Day" sounds like one for the elite. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:10, 12 March 2015 (UTC)