The world is celebrating International Women's Day. So you know what that means. Lithuanian police officers are probably giving tulips to female drivers again. But an online feminist community called the School of Feminism has suggested another cool way to commemorate the occasion.

Posters. The organization uploaded a series of designs to the internet, listing some of the biggest achievements that societies' have earned in their quest towards equality. "Thanks to feminists, women can vote, work, abort [their pregnancies], divorce [spouses], wear pants, read any book [they like], use birth control, take out a loan..." Anyone who wants to use the posters can download and print out the designs or simply share them online.

"There are still many rights to fight for to achieve real equality between women and men around the world," School of Feminism concluded. "Let's keep up the fight."

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Marc
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2 years ago

Many women faught for that right and thanks to them my daughters are allowed to vote today. It should be a matter of course, but I am not sure it is. At least in western countries it is possible today, but in a lot it is not.

Monika Soffronow
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2 years ago

There is only one country in which women are still not allowed to vote: the Vatican... https://www.quora.com/In-which-countries-do-women-not-have-a-right-to-vote

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KarmaQueen
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2 years ago

Thank you to the pioneer women who pushed for the rights of women. I proudly stand as a woman knowing I have these rights because of them and their suffrage to get us where we are today

ShiftyLookinNinjaPandaGirl
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2 years ago

Thank God for making women in total!

Janice Seagraves
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2 years ago

Many women not only fought for women to vote, but most don't realize that these women were arrested, assaulted, feed food with maggots in them and when they refused to eat it their teeth were knocked out when they were force fed. Get out and vote. Our foremother suffered horrible abuse so you can vote.

Ozacoter
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2 years ago (edited)

The women who fough for the right to vote were treated as crazy radical man-hating women. Just like many people treats now the femenist movement.

BusLady
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2 years ago

I hate the term "Feminazi." I think it's used by men who feel threatened by the Women's Rights Movement. It's a shame that half the human population has to fight for basic human rights.

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Małgorzata Kurpiel
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2 years ago

I've read it all and shouldn't it all be obvious??? Even in the past? What kind of unfair creatures men use(d)? to be???

Yolie V.
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2 years ago

https://www.themarysue.com/learn-about-how-prostitutes-settled-the-wild-west-on-adam-ruins-everything/

Paulene
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2 years ago

We need to teach our Daughters and more importantly our Granddaughters about the Women who fought for them, and are still fighting!

panda_legerdemain
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2 years ago (edited)

In my country, right to vote for women and many other rights for women came with constitution (written by a feminist in 1950) after we got our freedom from the British Raj.. but people just take them for granted nowadays..

Agnes Jekyll
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2 years ago

Woman got the vote in Alberta, but it wasn't until the 40s in Quebec. Individuals can make a difference--despite a huge system that opposes them--the system is just sometimes bigger and harder to break

Val/Malibu/Dante/Bob
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2 years ago

Susan b Anthony was a queen in her own amazing way

debrina blackmoon
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2 years ago

i have seen women presidents in other countries-no joke. have yet to find women chiefs of any NA tribes.

BusLady
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2 years ago

Wilma Mankiller was the first woman elected to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. D. 2010

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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2 years ago

Tribute to Susan B Anthony.

yoyo3841
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2 years ago

Thank the prostitutes of the wild west first. They had more power than almost any men back then. And had the vote many years before it was allowed in the rest of the states.

Liam Walsh
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2 years ago

New Zealand was the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in, though not to stand for, parliamentary elections in 1893, followed closely by the colony of South Australia in 1894 which, unlike New Zealand, allowed women to stand for Parliament. This article encompasses the world, not just US.

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Lisa Smith
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1 year ago

Thank a suffragette, who by the way, were very pro-life

Linda Saholt
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1 year ago

I ALWAYS vote--and I feel strongly that everyone who is eligible should register and vote their conscience. Those who don't bother to vote do NOT have the right to criticize whoever and whatever the rest of us voted for!

Susan Saferstein
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1 year ago

Let's never take this right to a Voice for granted and use it every opportunity that we can

Susan Saferstein
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1 year ago

Appalling that women had to fight for this right but so grateful they did. Let us never take it for granted and use our voices to improve the world.

William Pollard
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1 year ago

YES. Because the MEN in charge changed the law. Women did not want the vote because it came with strings that men are bound up in - eligibility to be drafted into military service in times of war, and bucket brigade duty in times of fire disasters (before fire brigades were a well equipped proper paid service) The strings were dropped for the women, and so they were happy to RECEIVE the right to vote from MEN.

Paul Richter
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1 year ago

SB Anthony and E Pankhurst were racist and didn't want POC's to have the right to vote.

Konstantin Seleznev
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2 years ago

Femminists had no part in it where i come from. It is called a common sense and fundamental equality on all levels estabilished by a marxist/socialist govt right after ww2

Greg Schaper
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2 years ago

And thank the men who fought to get enough votes to allow it.

Han
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2 years ago

Thank which feminist?

Victoria Swift
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2 years ago

I will thank the hard working women who came before me to make this world better. However, I will NOT thank modern feminist, they in no way represent me or my values. Also, my grandmother was an officer manager at shell oil in the 50's and 60's without being a feminist. They seriously get too much credit for the work many non feminist do.

StJohn Ninjin
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2 years ago

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No men involved...

Rosie Hamilton
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2 years ago

Yeah - because men really would have done something if women hadn't forced it upon them by fighting and in many cases putting their lives at risk. I'm not saying some men didn't support women but if changes happened it is only because women made it happen.

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thank men who voted so women can vote not feminism

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"There are many things [women can] thank feminism for," School of Feminism told Bored Panda. "From being able to vote to wearing pants, these are just a few obvious things that we do not consider on a day to day basis and that is why our simple and clear message has been so viral. But despite of all our achievements, we continue to live in a tremendously macho and unequal society. Do not forget that there still are many rights to fight for to achieve real equality throughout the world."

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Marc
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2 years ago

Education for woman has been the same as with woman having a job. Nearly impossible. A woman had to stay at home, raise the kids, cook and be there for the man. You didn't need much education for that (as they said). Luckily, that changed. At least in most countries.

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"Everyone has the potential to make a change in the world," they said. "When we released this series, we didn’t expect such a huge reaction because we didn’t have a community to share the project with." However, people in the internet found it despite the low like count on School of Feminism's social media pages. "We published the images on our personal accounts and they began to spread quickly."

In one week School of Feminism’s Instagram account has grown from 0 to 13k followers and their Facebook page has reached 21k, and the numbers keep climbing.

"We are receiving messages from all around the world, including Spain, Portugal, Mexico, France, Italy, Chile, Poland, Ukraine, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, thanking us thanks and asking us to translate the posters into their native languages."

"We’ve ignited a worldwide conversation about feminism, and people are actively commenting and sharing their points of view thought direct messages and comments. To us, this is a great achievement because there still are people who do not understand that Feminism, as Angela Davis said, 'is the radical idea that women are human beings.'"

"We firmly believe that through [active] communication we can translate the concepts of Feminism into something so simple, everyone will be able to understand and embrace it."

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Daria Z
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2 years ago

For this, I cannot thank them enough! Pants (jeans in particular) are pretty much my only type of bottom-wear all year round =)

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After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women's Day on February 28, 1909, in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman's Conference suggested that Women's Day be held annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. Then, socialist movements and communist countries began celebrating that day until it was officially adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.

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Marc
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2 years ago

At least the part you don't have to give to Uncle Sam. If now we can achieve that women earn the same money for the same job, we all could be happy. Sadly, that will take some more years, I guess.

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CCL_2018
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2 years ago

In a lot of tribes is was the women who hunted and women who were warriors too. Women's role in society as a worker has changed over the years for many reasons. Women went to work during war, because the men were not there to do it. Queen Elizabeth was a Mechanic during WWII.

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Diome
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2 years ago

...and you are not your dad's/husband's property!

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The official theme for International Women's Day 2019 is: 'Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.' "At a time when innovation is dominant, shaping and changing the way people live in every part of the world, we have to be intentional about its use to positively impact the lives of women and girls," UN Women stated. "That means making sure they are not only consumers of innovation, but take their place as innovators. With their engagement, both design and execution of solutions can address the unique needs of women and girls, from the creation of decent work to delivery of products, services and infrastructure for women in all walks of life. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” puts innovation at the centre of efforts to reflect the needs and viewpoints of women and girls and to resolve barriers to public services and opportunities."

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Marc
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2 years ago

Reading this, it sounds unbelieveable. It's unthinkable today, but it happened.

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2 years ago

Yes, but... A good friend of mine, she is having three kids and wants to leave her husband (this is happening right now), because of various reasons, of which one is abuse. The thing is, at least in the US, a divorce is probably as expensive as a marriage, if not more expensive (depending on where you live, it varies between 10 and 2,000 Dollar. If you can't afford it, can't afford a lawyer, if you were the one raising the kids and haven’t been working, you have a problem. You might be leaving your partner, but you can't get a divorce, unless you can afford it one day. It the same old problems like back in the days - To leave someone you either need the support of family or friends, or you are damned to at least stay married. Often, as a woman you can’t just leave.

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Kaisu Rei
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2 years ago

It's really wild to think that women ever needed permission from men in order to use birth control, that's just disgusting

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"Remoteness need no longer be an exclusion issue when mobile money technology and digital payments can deliver social benefits to even the most remote households. Lack of roads need not prevent life-saving medication from reaching patients, with smart inventions like 15-year old Nigerian Eno Ekanem’s drone to make drops to rural areas, controlled by SMS messaging."

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AngelCake13
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2 years ago

In theory....

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Kururi.Orihara
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2 years ago

Also thank LGBTQ+ movements, they made same sex marriage legal!! Not all women want to marry males. :)

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Cornelius Stanley
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2 years ago

In islam your testimony only worth half of a man tho.

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According to the statement, women and girls must have opportunities to contribute to making real change, and help shape the policies, services and infrastructure that impact their lives. "As we have seen from recent marches for climate action in Europe and elsewhere—they are ready to do so."

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Marc
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2 years ago

Huge deal. As someone who was born in Germany many moons ago, I am happy to say, that we have a female chancellor since a few years now. Not everyone is happy about her, especially lately, but that doesn't change the fact, that it is a good thing. Now that my family is living in Atlanta (close to), I am sure that it is only a matter of time, until the US will have a female president as well (maybe even as a follow-up to Trump). I think, in the past it didn't have much to do with the fact that they were women, but more with them not being the "best" option. However, I am sure the day will come.

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Kururi.Orihara
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2 years ago

This is still a work in progress, and not just for women.

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Daria B
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2 years ago

Without this one, I wouldn't have been able to graduate university, as both my mom and dad took turns to take loans each year. Thanks mom and dad (and thanks to feminism too).

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Hobbit Girly
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2 years ago

Where my wrestling girls at? :D

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Loki
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2 years ago (edited)

Some people think its "disgusting" to talk about it in public. I don't get why, it's natural, like "Oh, she sneezed in public! disgusting!" both are natural.(Edit: I'm a female, my friends and I talk about it.)

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PandaPanda
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2 years ago

Feminists is about giving women rights. The right to make a choice. It's not about picking a side on a controversial topic.

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Rosie Gal
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2 years ago (edited)

All ladies in the military, I respect y'all!!

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Daria Z
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2 years ago

Nobody does it in public here in Russia, mostly because it's too intimate a process for any strangers to see. Though I don't understand how this can be considered disgusting by anyone :-|

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Analyn Lahr
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2 years ago (edited)

But a woman still can't walk around topless like a man can. Edit: I wasn't choosing sides, I was just pointing something out. And not because it's illegal or whatever but because women wouldn't feel safe doing so in places a man might be seen without a shirt.

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