You Missed International Men's Day

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International Men's Day was November 19. You missed it, probably because companies don't see pandering to men as nearly as profitable as pandering to women. International Women's Day is for brands. They celebrate it with pink beer, feminised logos, and lip service to equality.

If you're a dude and you'd like to celebrate your own day, do not spend today asking women when your day is. Use this time — you have almost a year — to plan your International Men's Day party.

Will you have beer but put blue labels on it? Will you make a video about how you value the male employees at your company, like theoretically, but not enough to protect them from harassment? Will you petition McDonald's to turn their logo right-side-up so it starts with the same letter as the word "men," because that makes you feel really empowered?

Anyhow, have fun with that. Your party budget is bigger than ours anyway.


Comments

    International Men's day =/= Men's Rights Activism.

      I reckon? I just fuckin' Googled it and there's a website that says it's about stuff like men's health and being a positive role model for society. It just reads as spiteful lashing out and isn't particularly new, interesting or helpful to either side of the issue it's discussing. I'm surprised something so aggressive and inflammatory got approved.

        My point is that people often conflate the 2. Mostly due to how loud and obnoxious MRA's are.

        Internation Mens day is a great day to highlight the plights and challenges men face.

        It's not Internation sook like a child because you're an MRA day. It's not a day to denigrate women or women's rights. MRA's are children. MRA's think they are protecting/ Advancing men. When they are doing the opposite, they are taking us backwards.

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