Thursday, March 08, 2018

History of Women's Day

Impressive collection of International Women's Day comics on the funnies page this morning. More coverage than the news pages, actually - for those who still see a newspaper. 

I thought this one, from Rhymes with Orange, was the most history sensitive. 

Sweet history:  Janis Thiessen's story of Moirs' Chocolate and the Pot of Gold, long manufactured by a mostly female workforce in Halifax, Nova Scotia  -- excerpted from Snacks: A Canadian Food History and featured some time ago at the Acadiensis blog but  missed by me until recently.  Bittersweet: Pot of Gold has become a Hershey's subsidiary brand and is no long made in Canada.
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