November 19 has been International Men’s Day for over 20 years, but this day has become a point of debate Many people laughed at him online Thursday, while others pointed out the reasons he started – to raise awareness about men’s mental health

Begun in 1999, International Men’s Day was conceived as a way to raise awareness about men’s and mental health, as well as to promote gender equality and celebrate male role models, according to the site Internet International Men’s Day website also notes that recognition day was not intended to compete with or be a response to International Women’s Day

Despite the day’s goal, a number of Twitter users made jokes about International Men’s Day on Thursday, claiming they would participate in silly, traditionally “male” activities One comedian noted that she was planning to watch a Jackass movie to celebrate, while another shared a video of a young man jumping over a pile of barbed wire Someone else pointed out that International Men’s Day also falls on World Toilet Day, which it does

in honor of international men’s day i will be watching one of jackass movies tonight

Joking aside, a few people have noticed that having a men’s day seems a bit pointless Comedian Vir Das and Girlboss newsletter both had similar tweets expressing a sentiment like “Every day is international day of men “Girlboss also shared a video saying she will no longer follow everyone who posted on International Men’s Day

While there were a lot of jokes and criticisms to be made, many people took advantage of this day to encourage men to talk about their feelings and not be afraid to ask for help when they struggle, especially with mental health issues A number of people, like London mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey, have pointed out that men are responsible for most suicides and have sought to end the stigma men discussing their problems “We need to be able to talk about the challenges men face Then we can tackle them,” he tweeted

In this #InternationalMensDay I hope you give yourself permission to contact & open up to someone in your life if you need help Your courageous display of vulnerability can also give another man the permission to be brave If you need help, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) picTwittercom / s2UE25VyCy

It’s # InternationalMensDay It’s a chance for us to reflect on the serious issues facing men in London today 75% of UK suicides last year were from men We need to be able to talk about the challenges that men face Then we can fight them

While some people sought to bring up issues that men don’t usually talk about openly, others have tried to stress much more than cisgender men and male gender norms The Sussex Library has been keen to shout people out transmen and transmascuulins, while also offering tips on how people can celebrate the day Another person also made a point of offering ‘cheers’ to men who’ struggle against toxic gender norms”

To mark #internationalmensday, we want to celebrate men, boys, transmen and transmasculine folx and offer four tips for the day: 1 Social conditioning often teaches men to suppress their emotions It’s okay to cry, to share your vulnerabilities and show empathy (1/3) photoTwittercom / CDvcFo4mbh

Bravo to men who wear dresses Bravo to men who love men Bravo to men who care for children Bravo to men who are badly sexist Bravo to men who embrace their vulnerability The #InternationalMensDay, bravo to all men who fight against gender norms toxic

Another person tweeted about making the day more inclusive for non-binary people, noting that it was disappointing not to see organizations wishing a happy International Men’s Day to both mxn and non- binaries “

Funny, but I haven’t seen a single organization dedicated to men’s issues wishing all ‘mxn and non-binary’ people a happy #InternationalMensDay or tweeting about how to make a man a more inclusive category It’s almost like people think inclusion is women’s work 🤔

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