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Womens Day Celebrations

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day to ya What's the old saying? Women, can't live with them, can't live without them. Though they are smarter breed than us men who have started and contributed to a HUGE percent of all history's BAD DEEDS along with most of Mother Earth's rape and pillage, women have always received the lower end of the deal. Sure Bra's were burnt, Women's Rights were introduced into most western societies but is there really equality in our societies? Who is killing the world around us as they dominate society? Men! Take a look at history then look at the present. In the past and in the present, who have held and continue to hold most of the worlds top 'decision making' positions in all societies? Who makes up a huge percent of the armed forces along with filling most of the beds on the 'inside.'

Who does this and who does that? Who who WHO? This list could go on and on if you really sat down and thought about it. Sure you could create the same list for women as they aren't 100% perfect, but could you really compare the two lists. A doozey for you to begin with would be the topic of religion and its history. Anyhow, not being one to go on and on the above were just a few thoughts I threw around my empty head during dinner last night. Why is it this way, why has it always been this way and how long will it continue? Maybe the future of 'Mankind' would be safer with a bit of a shift in the sands over time! OK, though the women's rights movement here in China was 'a little' slow to begin with, it is here. It is called Women's Day and it is celebrated by the Chinese society. The achievements of women in China are celebrated on this day at annual events held by central and local government agencies, including public tributes to the Ten Outstanding Women of the Year. The extent of the local celebrations I believe depend on where you are in China. When I was living in Guangxi, Women's Day celebrations were such a beautiful occasion. All the towns around mine would celebrate with a graceful singing and dancing event. The women would dress in colourful minority dresses and perform at either the town square or similar place. All knew several types of Asian Dance so the night would be filled with beautiful and exotic movements. After the dancing everyone would head to local restaurant's where the men would spend the evening yelling toasts to the women around them. It really was such a great time. Here in Fujian the celebrations weren't as exotic but Women's Day was just as beautiful. Two nights were set aside for 'female only' volleyball games and we all attended a huge dinner during which 'Women' were toasted for their achievements over the past year. There were also 'female only' lucky dips with cash prizes, cosmetics and other fun stuff. Though here in China it is known as 'International Women's Day' I don't ever seem to recall it being celebrated back home. Maybe it is just another of those occasions that are printed on the calendar and forgotten about like Children's Day. Both are happily celebrated here in China with large public events. I know its only dinners and lucky dips but it's a start. I'm just happy it HAS started here in China. Beers N Noodles to all the women of the world...shane

The soundtrack to this entry was by an awesome band called The Black Crowes The album 'By Your Side'

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Posted by eddakath 17:00 Archived in China

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