It’s Inernational Women’s Day! It’s also National Pancake Day!

Shhh. Nobody tell Mary, but I know what she’s getting for her celebratory dinner tonight.

In the category of “It’s a stupid job, but someone’s got to do it,” MRA’s all over the world are currently whining in protest, But when is International Men’s Day? Richard Herring is bravely answering every one of them with two words: November 19th.

He’s being accused of “bullying” them.

Well, this day is just getting better and better. International Women’s Day, National Pancake Day, and a couple of evangelists have predicted that the world will end today.

What’s better about that? Tonight, when I’m serving the woman pancakes, I’ll have a reason to beg to open my birthday presents a day early. The world could end any minute now! Quick! Snarf down those pancakes now so I can have my presents NOOOOOOWWW!

That’ll work, right?


  1. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Made fresh blueberry pancakes for the Redhead, taking care of both.

  2. blf says

    It’s Inernational Women’s Day! […]

    Shhh. Nobody tell Mary, but I know what she’s getting for her celebratory dinner tonight.

    A sniny t: Marty ?

  3. LicoriceAllsort says

    This recipe best approximates my grandma’s hotcakes, which are of course the best. (I like the old-fashioned recipes that are simple to remember, multiply, and divide.) Have a great dinner. Now I want pancakes, too.

  4. Beatrice, an amateur cynic looking for a happy thought says


    Not really:

    The earliest Women’s Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York; it was organized by the Socialist Party of America in remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union.[4] There was no specific strike happening on March 8, despite later claims.[5]

    In 1913 Russian women observed their first International Women’s Day on the last Saturday in February (by Julian calendar then used in Russia).[5]

    Although there were some women-led strikes, marches, and other protests in the years leading up to 1914, none of them happened on March 8.[5] In 1914 International Women’s Day was held on March 8, possibly because that day was a Sunday, and now it is always held on March 8 in all countries.[5] The 1914 observance of the Day in Germany was dedicated to women’s right to vote, which German women did not win until 1918.[5][10]

    In London there was a march from Bow to Trafalgar Square in support of women’s suffrage on 8 March 1914. Sylvia Pankhurst was arrested in front of Charing Cross station on her way to speak in Trafalgar Square.[11]

    There was a protest and a march for women’s rights today in Zagreb. So no, not really mother’s day, just for all women. It’s still somewhat removed from commercialization of this kind of holidays and I think it has a strong foundation in fight for women’s rights and women workers’ rights.

  5. Beatrice, an amateur cynic looking for a happy thought says

    Favorite rally sign:

    Rights instead of flowers

  6. says

    Beatrice @ 6, yes, I know all that. Just being cynical, because at least here in the States, that’s all the day is – “oh, do something nice for the chick in your life. Pancakes! Flowers! Um…dinner out!”

  7. Beatrice, an amateur cynic looking for a happy thought says


    It’s slowly turning into that halfway holiday between Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, yes, but I’m holding hope because of its history and the way women seem to still hold some power over its celebration (see protests around the world).

    Another thing about the holiday is that it seems more like something from women to women, instead of from men to women like most others. Like, Valentine’s Day is celebration of hetero romance, but mostly tuned as men performing romantic circus for women. Mother’s Day is from children to mothers.
    Women’s day feels more like something between us.

  8. LicoriceAllsort says

    nahuati, that artist is incredible. The recipe I posted would probably only be effective for the Blob.

  9. moarscienceplz says

    But when is International Men’s Day?

    Don’t worry about it. As soon as you become a man, we’ll tell you.

  10. Beatrice, an amateur cynic looking for a happy thought says

    Hey PZ, just don’t let this be the only day this year that you make dinner for your wife.

  11. says

    In the true spirit of the Day I got up at 6am this morning, got the kids ready for school, prepared my classes, drove to work, went home, prepared some more classes, had an entire hour of break, picked up the kids, cleaned the flat, went to my second job, came home, had dinner and now I’ll finish the test for tomorrow.
    Any questions?

  12. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says


    Richard Herring? His indefatigable project has apparently defatigued him:

    I hate you world. I am instituting a Destroy humanity day. It’s November 18th. Just so those fuckers don’t get a day.

    I am amused.

  13. says

    “You’re bullying me by answering my question!”
    In addition to International Women’s Day and National Pancake Day, it must also be Nonsensical and Bullshit Statements Day.

  14. nahuati says

  15. permanganater says

    @24 Fred Mecoy: Good one.
    @25 nahuati: Agree – thinking secularists should try to make time for Bread & Roses. It is doing important work.