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Why are there no major national holidays celebrating the accomplishments of women?

You can't count Mother's Day because that is just a greeting card holiday based on an accident of biology. Can you name an important female past or present who deserves a national holiday? And by holiday I mean, banks and government offices are closed.

by Anonymousreply 5903/10/2013

Madonna, of course.

by Anonymousreply 105/28/2012

Labor Day is a woman's holiday. Isn't it?

by Anonymousreply 305/28/2012

Today and Veterans' Day OP

by Anonymousreply 405/28/2012

w&w for R3

by Anonymousreply 505/28/2012

You haven't heard of International Women's Day? It's a global holiday.

by Anonymousreply 605/28/2012

How about Mother's Day -- we celebrate women on that day! At least the one's who are fertile and not barren, or the one's who adopt a United Colors of Benetton commercial family (one from each continent)

by Anonymousreply 705/28/2012

Victoria Day is such a holiday.

by Anonymousreply 805/28/2012

OP, surely you realise that women have been held back for centuries by patriarchy, so there is very little to celebrate because women have been prevented from making as many achievements as males.

by Anonymousreply 905/28/2012

[quote] You haven't heard of International Women's Day? It's a global holiday.

In which countries is it a holiday?

by Anonymousreply 1005/28/2012

Christmas celebrates my labor day.

by Anonymousreply 1105/28/2012

Here, r10:

by Anonymousreply 1205/28/2012

As of 2009, the American female population was 50.7%, hardly an "overwhelming" majority. Not surprisingly, the rest of r1's post is bullshit as well.

by Anonymousreply 1305/28/2012

They get to bake a turkey every Thanksgiving. What more do they need?

by Anonymousreply 1405/28/2012

November 11

by Anonymousreply 1505/28/2012

There are 4 months with no federal holiday: March, April, June and August. But with Easter hitting either in March or April and Father's Day popping up in June, that leaves August with no holiday of any kind. And it's a long stretch from Independence Day to Labor Day. So how about a Monday in the first or second week of August -- it would give retail outlets an end of summer/back to school three day weekend.

by Anonymousreply 1605/28/2012

"it would give retail outlets an end of summer/back to school three day weekend."

Ah, the true meaning of holidays....

by Anonymousreply 1705/28/2012

[quote] Why are there no major national holidays celebrating the accomplishments of women?

Because of a lack of accomplishments meriting a holiday, silly. Losing weight, developing crackle voice, and not menstruating on the carpet simply aren't enough.

by Anonymousreply 1805/28/2012

"Perhaps because women are an overwhelming majority in the United States, we live in a matriarchal society and the fact women are praised every. single. fucking. DAY."

You're stupid.

by Anonymousreply 1905/28/2012

[quote]Can you name an important female past or present who deserves a national holiday?

Not in American history, no. Only one individual in 150 years has merited a major national holiday: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. No woman has come close to his level of achievement either as a leader or as a symbol ... nor, for that matter, has any white man since Lincoln.

by Anonymousreply 2005/28/2012

R20. Eer heard of Washington's Birthday or Lincoln's Birthday. Both days were/are holidays that celebrated an individual man, well until they went and fucked us out of a holiday with Presidents Day.

by Anonymousreply 2105/29/2012

Valentine's Day is a high holy day in heterosexuality, whereby men offer expensive meals out, chocolate,significant jewelry, and items from Victoria's Secret in return for oral and sometimes even anal sex from the women in their lives.

Gay men have no cultural equivalent.

by Anonymousreply 2205/29/2012

Maybe there aren't federal/state holidays for women because holidays are voted into law mostly by the male dominated congress. They don't like giving holidays out willy-nilly, so they few that are approved go to men.

Having said that, I'd vote for Alice Paul and all the suffragettes who fought for decades to get the vote for women.

by Anonymousreply 2305/29/2012

May 12 is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.

by Anonymousreply 2405/29/2012

What did women do? It wasn't Christine Columbus? It was Einstina, it wasn't Nelly Armstrong. When women start doing things, let's celebrate, but don't make up something to be PC

by Anonymousreply 2505/29/2012

No holidays celebrating women? That will change soon; just wait a bit.

by Anonymousreply 2605/29/2012

[quote]So how about a Monday in the first or second week of August

Corresponding with Michfest.

by Anonymousreply 2705/29/2012

You know, a Marie Curie or Rosa Parks Day would be nice. Why not celebrate a female scientist or womanly courage?

But I'd guess the first woman who might get a holiday will be a Christian saint icon like Mother Teresa. Or the Queen of Hearts, Princess Di.

by Anonymousreply 2805/29/2012

What R2 said.

by Anonymousreply 2905/29/2012

[R25] Women can design pretty dresses. Let's make a Coco Chanel Day or Edith Head Day.

by Anonymousreply 3005/29/2012

Black History is celebrated during the shortest month of the year.

by Anonymousreply 3105/29/2012

Well, r25, we don't exaclty celebrate Einstein, either.

by Anonymousreply 3205/29/2012

Assumption of the Virgin Mary

by Anonymousreply 3305/29/2012

What about Eleanor Roosevelt Day? Some day in March.

by Anonymousreply 3405/29/2012

[quote]Black History is celebrated during the shortest month of the year.

True, but the festivities start on MLK's B-Day in mid-January, effectively giving them six weeks.

by Anonymousreply 3605/29/2012

Okay, OP. How about Sumbitch Day tucked at the end of February.

by Anonymousreply 3705/29/2012

Columbus Day used to be hardly celebrated, then as the Hispanic population grew, attacked as a memorial to genocide. But now that Jews have more or less proved that Columbus was a Spanish crypto-Jew and not Italian, and furthermore a sizeable number of Hispanics are pro-Columbus, expect this one to grow in popularity. In ten years it will be one of our biggest holidays.

by Anonymousreply 3805/29/2012

[quote]Black History is celebrated during the shortest month of the year.

Would two or three more days of celebrating Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, Louis Armstrong, and that guy who invented the biscuit cutter make that much of a difference?

Why would the USA celebrate Marie Curie? She was born in Poland and worked in France.

by Anonymousreply 3905/29/2012

A black guy invented the biscuit cutter?

by Anonymousreply 4005/29/2012

Rosa Parks Day is an excellent idea!

by Anonymousreply 4105/29/2012

What about a day celebrating Jocelyn Elders?

Masturbation Day!

by Anonymousreply 4205/29/2012

Can we posthumously stop worshipping George Washington Carver now that we know that peanuts are EVIL?

by Anonymousreply 4305/29/2012

Peanuts aren't evil, R43!

They're just misunderstood.

by Anonymousreply 4405/29/2012

What accomplishments?

by Anonymousreply 4505/29/2012

The black guy invented the cutter for Oreos.

by Anonymousreply 4605/29/2012

Totie Fields.

by Anonymousreply 4705/29/2012

I wonder if there will ever be a gay history month?

Hopefully not for a while. I don't want thirty days of Perez Hilton and Andy Cohen documentaries, drag shows and Rufus Wainright music videos.

Ewwww.

by Anonymousreply 4805/29/2012

R48, ummmm.....

by Anonymousreply 4905/29/2012

r48, there is a Gay History Month: October.

by Anonymousreply 5005/30/2012

Peanuts may be evil, they're certainly incognito. They aren't peas or nuts.

by Anonymousreply 5105/31/2012

Susan B. Anthony came as close as getting her own coin (which no one uses).

The suffragettes in general were rather important, especially as many of them were also abolitionists.

Then there are more modern pioneers who have left lasting legacies, such as environmental pioneer Rachel Carson.

None yet deemed important enough to have their own holiday, though. Perhaps someday, who knows. DL really isn't the forum to have a meaningful discussion about this, or any other topic about women beyond Best Actress statuettes.

by Anonymousreply 5206/01/2012

Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, and Eleanor Roosevelt are the only reasonable choices so far. Maybe they could combine them into some sort of holiday.

by Anonymousreply 5306/01/2012

[quote]Susan B. Anthony came as close as getting her own coin (which no one uses).

Like Sacajawea, they "honor" her by putting her on a coin that makes people think, "Oh, hell, not one of those!" Getting back six or seven of them in change from a vending machine is as good as getting robbed.

by Anonymousreply 5406/01/2012

OP: Is there a men's national holiday?

by Anonymousreply 5506/01/2012

Today is international women's day

remember that poster who once said something like "it's national punch a cunt day"?

by Anonymousreply 5603/08/2013

Think of it this way, every man has a mother.

by Anonymousreply 5703/08/2013

Rosh Chodesh, the Jewish new month, is a holiday for women.

by Anonymousreply 5803/08/2013

Rosa Parks, Marian Anderson, Leontyne Price. Woman, Black, Brave, Talented, National Tresures.

by Anonymousreply 5903/10/2013
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