International Men’s day

@kalav56 (11503)
India
March 8, 2011 6:40am CST
Are you aware that there is an “International men’s day”? Today is “Women’s day” and this set me google and find out if there is an “International Men’s day” too. Apparently there is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Men%27s_Day. I was not aware of it earlier.
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@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
8 Mar 11
Hi kalav What will they have to celebrate about? I think it is too early
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
8 Mar 11
Why are you so cynical ? THey can celebrate their own liberation.
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@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
8 Mar 11
Well on the page from wiki, it says - The objectives of celebrating an International Men's Day include focusing on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion to highlight discrimination against men and boys and to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular for their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care. I find that ironic as men have been the oppressors most of the days in real world though everyone talks about women lib etc... but what happens in most houses, almost all know. And still it is mostly a Man dominated society. So I think it is too early. ps. These are my personal views and opinions. Nothing else.
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
8 Mar 11
Don't worry thesids! You have two seats lined next to you--my husband and son who would most willingly join hands with you to celbrate men's liberation because women rule the roost in the modern home.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
8 Mar 11
To all the women out there I share this joyous day today, a day specially dedicated to us to commemorate our day as Eve's descendants. I wasn't even aware that there exist a day to honor the women of this world. Naturally, when there is women's day, it is only fair to also have a Men's Day.
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
8 Mar 11
Mylot would give us all the valuable information Zandi! Thanks for the participation Zandi. Hope all is well at your end.
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@tiffnkeat (1679)
• Singapore
8 Mar 11
Only 3 types of days interest me, and I suppose neither international men nor women's day excite me at all. The first is Christmas. The second is Good Friday. The third is other public holidays. Easter Sunday is not a holiday, but it is also a rest day. I wasn't aware of international men's day. Now that I know, thanks, but it will be just another day for me, if I am alive. Kalva, nice research by the way. Thanks and cheers.
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
8 Mar 11
Thanks for the response tiffinkeat! May every day be a good one and a day blessed by God!
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
hello dear, I am not aware of "men's day" as well. Maybe we are just focusing on womens...hehehe (kidding) But,it's good to know,like how "mother's day " being celebrated,so with "father's day" It's just fair to have "international men's day "
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
8 Mar 11
Men or women , they will all fight for their rights and celebrate 'days' Jaiho!
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
then came "the 3rd gender day"
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@Ionymc (21)
• Romania
8 Mar 11
I really despise this holidays , they don't really stand for nothing.
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@drannhh (15049)
• United States
10 Mar 11
LOL, I had forgotten both of these holidays. Hurray for both men and women. There is a children's day, too, is there not? How about grandparents day?
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
10 Mar 11
Yes drannh!I recently became a grandmother and I can now celebrate grandparents' day too[though the celebration would be on the gchildren's part]
@SViswan (12072)
• India
14 Mar 11
Children's Day in India is Nov 14th. there's an International Children's Day too.
• Mexico
8 Mar 11
Hi kalav: I like the idea of men's day because mens have been opressed by their own stereotypes like for example "men don't cry" "men have to bee strong" "men are competitive", etc. If we want to talk about equality- even if it's an idealistic concept- it's not good to just talk about women issues. We have to know ourselves better, as men and women to improve our relationships and the way we define feminity and masculinity. ALVARO
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
9 Mar 11
That was a very good response sttarsailover! Both women and men seem to behave like their own enemies by posing restrictions on their own ilk.It is common with women too.All human beings are the same as far as rights or emotions are concerned.
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• Mexico
11 Mar 11
Hi kalav: Thanks for the best response . ALVARO
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
8 Mar 11
This is far tooooooo funny! I was just in the midst of sending "Women's Day" cards to the women in my life that I honor, and good friends, and the thought crossed my mind...Is there an International Men's Day...and there you are with my answer! A gold mine of info..you areDang...and today is Fat Tuesday tooooo...sure hope there is no correlation!Take care...and Cheers!
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@bunnybon7 (35524)
• Holiday, Florida
8 Mar 11
wow cool. who knew. but then i never wondered or even concidered such because men have so much on their sides to celebrate already i mean if they want something, they usually see its gotten.
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
9 Mar 11
Yesterday I saw many discussions about 'women's day' and I wondered if there were 'men's day 'too.
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
8 Mar 11
Thanks for the information Kala as I was not aware of it.I've gone through this p and was written that its celebrated in India also along with various other countries...but never heard about its celebration here in India.
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
8 Mar 11
I too have not heard this. But, for that matter, all these 'special days' like 'mother's, father's,' are all new concepts borrowed .
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• China
8 Mar 11
we definitely need an International Men's Day!My female colleagues got 100 RMB Holiday allowance beside a half day holiday but men got nothing! Is it fair enough,i am afraid not!
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
8 Mar 11
I became aware of it after reading this: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2498368.aspx?p=1#1_14667659 Never too late to learn and myLot is a ine of information
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• China
9 Mar 11
I just know "International men's day" after I read this discussion and see the site. This year, I will celebrate this festival with my husband.
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@mayka123 (10285)
• India
9 Mar 11
I did not know there was an International Men's day. First heard about this through this discussion. I hope we do rememeber to wish them on that day. Or may be we should ask the men to remind us
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@youless (90126)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Mar 11
It is very interesting to learn that there is an International Men's Day. It sounds like a joke because as a matter of fact men already rule the world. I love China
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@rameshchow (5284)
• India
14 Mar 11
This is the first time listening about that there is a special day for men also. Happy to listen, Have to share fun.
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
14 Mar 11
You must celbrate it Ramesh. Enjoy yourself with your friends on Nov 19th
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
14 Mar 11
Read “celebrate”. Typo regretted.
• India
14 Mar 11
its ok... how r u friend?
@allknowing (61581)
• India
8 Mar 11
Do we really need to dedicate 'days' in the first place I wonder. Whose idea was it anyway to have this day and that day and whatever happens on those days service little or no purpose whatever the purpose is. I am not unduly excited about these 'days'
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
8 Mar 11
Me too allknowing! I think this is a concept started in different places according to who felt forgotten. When I was young there was no "Mother's" or "Father's day " too.[And noone can deny their existence at any point of time ] Anyhow now that this is a new practice we shall all abide by the times and wish each other "Happy women's day!"!
@allknowing (61581)
• India
8 Mar 11
Move with the times yes kala but not when I vehemently oppose. Let me wish you success in all what you do now and always. I am sure this sounds better than just wishing you for on one day
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
8 Mar 11
Sure! Why not! Wishes are for every day. I wish you the same !
@SViswan (12072)
• India
14 Mar 11
Thank you! I wasn't aware of this. In fact, I was talking to one of my friends on Facebook on Women's Day and said I felt that I was sorry for the 'Men' who didn't have a special day of their own.
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
14 Mar 11
Probably they do not have this attitude of celebrating and hence it is on low key.It will slowly catch up .
@noorhizat (209)
• Malaysia
9 Mar 11
International Men's day. Wow I was not aware of that. Yesterday all the radio channel was talking about Womens day 100 years, all the injustice women went thought all this years. equal rights, equal this equal that. Worst still, all of them says there is no such thing as a International men's day. Thanks for the info. This is something to be proud about as a MEN..... But looking at it it is sad that only a handful of country celebrate it and it is call International. What gives?
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
14 Mar 11
Don't worry.It will gradually gain popularity and in another few years' time you will see it much more festive in many countries.
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
27 May 11
Ooh, I didnt know this bit of information. Well, I kinda guessed that there might be because it would be unfair if only the "Women" had a day to celebrate their woman-ness.LOL But I also didnt know the exact date. So, thanks for sharing this bit of trivia to us and also for providing the link. It is great to dedicate a day for the health, welfare, and existence of people and things in the world.^_^
@ryoko88 (95)
• Philippines
9 Mar 11
Wow! its just here that I realized that there is one...cool!