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  • Today is international ravage a mimosa tree day. Except it isn’t. Apparently the collective maiming of trees on the 8th March only applies to Italy, where men are told that if, on that day, they fail to show up with a branch covered in little and bright yellow fluff balls dire repercussions shall be heaped upon them.
    Because destroying a poor hapless plant is easier than working towards true recognition of women’s worth.

    For the past five years, winter has been thankfully clement enough to allow the mimosa trees to bloom as early as late January, so by the time the 8th March came around, the trees had lost all flowers and were therefore safe.
    Not so this year. February snow and ice have slowed down the progress of spring and our trees are still in full bloom. And getting hacked at.

    All this in the name of international women day.
    Today, this woman cries over the ravaged mimosa trees.
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