Monday is International Women's Day. Depending on who you talk to, it's possibly the 100th annual celebration of the female gender's economic, political and social achievements. In Hong Kong, various groups will be celebrating March 8 in a myriad of ways, some of them probably not ways the original founders had in mind. The Women's Foundation is commemorating the special day early with a gala lunch at noon today at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, with the Civic Exchange's Christine Loh Kung-wai as guest speaker. Tickets are HK$1,000. On Monday, the Italian Women's Association, which started in Hong Kong on March 8, 1996, will host a dinner party for the 'Festa Della Donna' at Gaia. The price is only HK$250. Contact 61499243. Exploiting the day for publicity is the Lantau cable car. It's paying tribute by giving a free round-trip ride to the first 3,800 female visitors holding a valid Hong Kong ID card on Monday. The offer is only good for a standard cabin. The Elements mall tops all in twisting the original intent of International Women's Day. It is throwing a party tonight at the third floor of Civic Square with free hand massages, nail colouring and a lash bar, plus a boxers show featuring a group of Italian dancers called the Bad Boys (pictured). Tickets are free if you spend more than HK$3,888. The Bad Boys will also perform in the mall at 4.30pm on the weekend and 7pm on Monday night. What must the original suffragettes think?