Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Happy International Women's Day! Interesting to see Obama marking March as Women's History Month. Long overdue. Surprised to learn that the holiday stretched back to an international women's conference held in Copenhagen in 1910, sponsored by the Second International, although 1911 is considered the commemoration's first year, as it was celebrated in Germany. The American ambassador honored the centennial on Lithuanian television this morning. It was a major holiday in the old Soviet Union and many Socialist countries around the world. Today, it is more an office party for women, which brings its own rewards.