There's a Women's Day? Is there a Men's Day?
Nope. Sorry bud.
That's sexist! It's like the college I used to go to only had classes "Women's Studies" and not "Men's Studies".Oh wait, never mind. There WAS a class in Men Studies. It was called "World History" :P
FrumGeek - the reason there needs to be special types of history and literature courses from the women's perspective, or rather even Jewish or African American for that matter is because World History is so general that it usually can't cram in all these different perspectives into one course. Would you also question why there need to be American history, or European history for that matter?
I just think that there should be equality. If there's a women's day, there should be a men's day too. And history and literature courses do cover things generally, so if women rarely appear there, its usually because they haven't contributed much. (Granted, that was due to the societal norms of the times, often enforced by men. But still.)
I hear that FrumGeek. But the sad fact is that there is still a large pay gap between men and women, plus that in many other countries women's rights are limited compared to men's. Did you know that Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that prohibits women from driving? Until women ever reach whatever we mean by "equality," women are still a large group whose special interests need to be addressed
PS - here is interernational men's day ;-) now you can celebrate this upcoming november!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Men's_Day
Woot, woot Tiara! "I am woman hear me roar" Oh, and Frum Geek, it turns out you have a Men's Day after all...so now we can all live happily ever after. :-)
Hooray!!! I'm totally gonna celebrate it by dressing up as history's greatest man, Batman! :P