Think you know all about International Women’s Day? It’s history may surprise you. Reblogged from http://www.needull.com. Feature image from the article.

Needull in a haystack

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD) and the social media is abuzz with banal wishes, cheeky forwards, forced hashtags and shopping deals. There are some who are claiming that behind every successful woman is a subservient man; while some are ruing the fact that there is just one day for recognising the efforts of women in our society and life. To avoid taking any stance, let me just direct you to today’s Needull – a brief history of this event.

The story is not as simple. There is a possibility that the claims that the original holiday was established to mark the golden anniversary of a brutally repressed female protest in New York might be a just a plain lie.

In fact, research that emerged in the 1980s suggested that origin myth was invented in the 1950s, as part of a Cold War-era effort to separate International Women’s Day from its socialist roots.

Socialism and Feminism…

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