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[Xmca-l] Re: Congratulations Men



I think the point is that holidays have *always* been fixed to reinforce the normative order. The only exception I know is May Day, which is not a holiday here in Oz.
Andy
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*Andy Blunden*
http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
On 9/11/2015 11:51 AM, mike cole wrote:
Dear Colleagues -Here is the latest word on International Mens day and its
presence in the United States thanks to a hint about checking Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Men%27s_Day.

Is it just me, or does anyone out there think that some thought should be
giving to gender neutral holidays instead of the normative order? For
example, how about a Parents Day and a Grandparents day. With time off and
a little family time, whatever that family might be.

mike

On Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 12:04 PM, Hans Knutagård <hans.knutagard@ingressus.se
wrote:
In Sweden we celebrate Fathers day evry year the Sunday in November
between the 8 and 14. It started 1931 as a respons to Mother's day in May
(in Sweden).

8 nov. 2015 kl. 20:58 skrev Rauno Huttunen <rakahu@utu.fi>:

Hello,

In Finland it is Father's Day.

Rauno Huttunen

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mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> kirjoitti 8.11.2015 kello 21.37:

I have learned from my Russian colleagues that today is the
International
Day honoring Men, which I am told is celebrated in 70 countries
including
the US (Wikipedia so testifies). But I have never heard of it! Just me,
or
is this
not a generally recognized holiday in the U.S.?
mike

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