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."

More info: schooloffeminism.org | Facebook | Instagram

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Marc
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1 year 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.

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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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

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

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Marc
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

In theory....

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Kururi.Orihara
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

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

Carrie de Luka
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1 year ago

I think it's meant to say prosecute.

Dora Bedpan
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1 year ago

prosecute: sue in court / persecute: harass

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Freya the Wanderer
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1 year ago

Shouldn't this be PROSECUTE? There is a not-so-subtle difference between "prosecute" and "persecute." OK, so I'm a grammar fascist.

Alex Bailey
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1 year ago

You aren't the first to point this out - completely the wrong word!! Frustrating isn't it?

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Marc
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1 year ago

Can you? Well, I guess you can, but persecute a sexual assault and getting justice are two different things I guess. I think there are still a lot of prejudices against women, when they report an assault to the police. Not knowing if they get help or justice have a lot of woman consider if they want to make an assault public. I think it is even worse in companies/ at workplaces. Not everywhere, but overall I think we have a long way to go.

Hilliary Smith
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1 year ago

Absolutely

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Maggie Collins
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1 year ago

Very difficult for women but for men almost impossible in some cases.

danielw
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1 year ago

I was sexually assaulted. the responding officers held me in cuffs for three hours while 'investigating' and 'taking witness statements'. The irony is, as a security guard, I wear a body camera that records everything I do (not just ten minutes). Before they ever arrived on scene, I had the video tagged and ready for replay. but, apparently, hard evidence isn't enough for a guy. the drunken cougar wound up with three months of actual jail time. I still remember the 'conversation' I had with the cougar's high powered defense attorney before we ever went into depositions. Basically, he was launching a smear campaign. then, in depositions I had to explain how come I couldn't just over power her. I had to repeat the use-of-force laws about eight times, while the bastard kept insinuating I must not have been a 'real' man.

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Jace
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1 year ago

Like the pregnancy while working item in this list, there’s still quite a way to go before this is solved. Many reports of sexual assault aren’t made in the first place because of fear of disbelief and retribution. Then, of those reported, some (many?) are buried by law enforcement who disbelieves (or feels threatened by facts).

BusLady
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1 year ago

Sadly, true. Have you ever seen The Accused? Powerful film.

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Rose the Cook
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1 year ago

If prosecution fails to get the desired result you could resort to persecution I suppose.

BusLady
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1 year ago

No matter what? You mean that you can report it. Too often, the offender is not prosecuted.

Wynn Anne Sibbald
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1 year ago

*prosecute

Lucas
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1 year ago

Covered...

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Kath Beck
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1 year ago

If it's your daughter who reports her mother, fat chance. Daughters should be allowed to report mothers and not die for it

BusLady
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1 year ago

More info?

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Ron Sullivan
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8 months ago

PROsecute, nor persecute!

Laurie Harriton
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8 months ago

Persecute??? Don’t you mean prosecute?? This is too important a place for typos. If you meant persecute, then we have a problem. Real feminists do not believe that two wrongs make a right. We believe in using the law and prosecute, not the internet and persecute.

Pearl McElheran
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8 months ago

I'm all for persecuting the sexual offender, but can one prosecute him too?

Kim Pratt
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1 year ago

PROSECUTE. The woman is being PERSECUTED, a woman can PROSECUTE the person committing the crime.

panda_legerdemain
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1 year ago

Hmm.. still a long way to go

Diane Dobry
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7 months ago

This should be "prosecute."

Lori Gilbert
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8 months ago

they mean prosecute, not persecute. and the lawyers and judges still re-traumatize women and blame them

Brian O'Connell
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8 months ago

You need to make a slight correction there, "prosecute" is the word you're looking for.

Kathleen Gabriel
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8 months ago

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Ruth Strassberg
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8 months ago

prosecute

Belinda Joy
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8 months ago

Typo!!

Belinda Joy
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8 months ago

Typo? Persecute? Doesn't make sense. Prosecute?

Aurolyn Luykx
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8 months ago

prosecute, not persecute.

Lauren Woolbright
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8 months ago

Eek, this one has a typo; it should be "prosecute" if they mean to take legal action. Persecute means discriminate socially.

Barbra Jo
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8 months ago

I think you mean prosecute?

Marlene Debo
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8 months ago

Prosecute would look better.

Frank Rizzo
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8 months ago

Prosecute, not persecute.

Anne Stephen
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8 months ago

Prosecute!

Pearl McElheran
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8 months ago

I'm all for persecuting the offfender, but can I prosecute him, too?

Greg Schaper
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1 year ago

Even if you lie about it, have no proof, have no witnesses, and then fall back on the "you must believe me, I'm a woman" defense to ruin a man's life with an untrue and unsubstantiated stories.

Lelia Raley
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1 year ago

prosecute, not persecute

Simone Rosa
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1 year ago

Prosecute, not persecute.

Dora Bedpan
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1 year ago

Following the MeToo movement, a guy here lost his job at a prestigious acting school, just because he was rude in general: he never assaulted or harrassed any women. I guess he's been PERSECUTED by Feminists rather than prosecuted... sad.

M Osgood
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1 year ago

The term is prosecute, not persecute.

zef rose
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1 year ago

prosecute

amya.
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1 year ago

persecute or prosecute?

Kate Haberman
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1 year ago

*prosecute

aurora50
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1 year ago

'Prosecute'...not persecute...

Mary Hammond
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1 year ago

I think you mean “prosecute” rather than persecute.

Mary Hammond
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1 year ago

“Persecute” sexual assault? Did you mean “prosecute?”

Alexis Whyte
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1 year ago

I think the word they were going for was "prosecute"?

Mark À Irvine
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1 year ago

Prosecute, maybe?

camena
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1 year ago

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Ms E
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1 year ago

I can? That's a new one, haven't experienced.

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#MeThree #QuestFor100

Lucas
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1 year ago

Then go already if you've 'quitted'.

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Grabbing her by the pussy even...

KarmaQueen
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Not 100% sure this is correct, METOO movement

Catmeres
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1 year ago

This is correct. Sexual assault is illegal and can lead to prosecution. You can be 100% this is true by reading a law book.

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I like the no matter what part. It doesn’t even matter if she made the whole thing up. Don’t get me wrong, if it’s legit I say take his balls!!

Symtpom
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1 year ago

Fuck you. It definitely matters if she made the whole thing up. If a guy is wrongly accused of sexual assault his life is pretty much over. Yeah, it's a good thing they can prosecute for it when it does happen, which is unfortunately often, but if they lie and try to prosecute a guy for sexual assault when he really was in the clear, then she's a being a fucking asshole.

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Even if you are lying about it like Ford did against Kavanaugh

Alex Bailey
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No. That is not the meaning of this at all. Women who lie about assault only damage the rights that women have fought so long and so hard for. That is not what this post is about. Today, on international women's day we are taking the opportunity to thank feminists for what they have achieved for us. What you have written belittles that.

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Daria B
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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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1 year ago

Where my wrestling girls at? :D

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

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Daria Z
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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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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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