International Women's Day ... how very interesting. It is now 100 years to the day since this celebration emerged from the events leading up to the Bolshevik revolution.
And how engagingly old-fashioned it all now seems. A day for a ceremonial rereading of The Female Eunuch? Or even of The Rights of Women?
But perhaps we are forgetting the cottage industry of blurring gender distinctions, of making all things fluid and deliciously 'intersexual'. I wonder how much longer the 'International Day' will be allowed to survive.
I bet it will be Politically Incorrect in a decade's time. Because these fashions are so transient.
When I was young, anti-apartheid demonstrators marched chanting "One Man One Vote". Tut tut.
In the 1970s, Bad Old ICEL mistranslated Deus as Father. Nowadays, at the hands of a Bergoglian Neo-ICEL, Father may be at risk of being mistranslated as God.
Tempora mutantur ...
But Germaine Greer, dear old Ozette, is still immensely readable.