Talk:International Women's Day

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Links[edit]

"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)

Apocryphal?[edit]

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

http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/womensday/pages/how_content_1.asp

http://www.uic.edu/orgs/cwluherstory/CWLUArchive/interwomen.html

--85.74.125.119 (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)