International Women’s Day (March 8) is a day backed by the United Nations in order to highlight the plights and achievements of women around the world. This year’s theme is “Planet 50-50 by 2030” – hoping to achieve gender parity by that year. This is not to be confused with “Captain Planet 50-50 by 2030”, Captain Planet’s campaign to be shown on 50% of televisions by 2030.
The gender parity goal is a big ask when you consider the still-present wage gap, underrepresentation of women in political power positions, and their overrepresentation in poverty, domestic violence and sexual assault figures. International Women’s Day helps create a dialogue and a shine a light on the issues faced by women all around the world. But if you were wondering if there were some men who couldn’t go one day without attempting to derail the conversation and drag the focus back to men – never fear, there is. It is understandable – it must be incredibly frustrating to be expected to go ONE ENTIRE DAY without people paying attention to you. Every moment of that 24 hours must be excruciating.
This manifests most in men copying from children who ask “but when is KID’S Day?” on Mother’s Day, and sarcastically enquiring ‘But when is International MEN’S Day?”.
Don’t worry boys, we are here to help.
First up is Harry Potter and the Men Who Are Upset That Hermione Is Not Paying Attention to Them (one of the least successful in the series).
It's confusing that this person could figure out how to turn a computer on and get a twitter account, but not how to google. International Men's Day is on November 19th. You're welcome.
I'm not sure why you are bringing Russell into this - but Martin, it's on November 19th. You're so welcome.
Hope no longer, silly friend - it is on November 19th.
Oh my gosh, Emma Watson is a famous actress, she does not have time to tell you. It's November 19th.
Then we have those who don't need Hermione to reach this conclusion.
November 19th. A pleasure to help you, but try google next time. Or even bing. If you don't know how to use search engines, simply ask a friend or family member.
This person is asking the television program Q and A when International Men's Day is! That seems complicated and doesn't guarantee a result! Try using your keyboard and internet connection next time (It's November 19th by the way).
And finally - this man is not asking when International Men's Day is. But he does have us asking when 'International Please Delete Your Account Day' is.
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