The Brief: International Men's Day is a holiday meant to celebrate men. This year, it's inspired a number of memes about the event.
What Is International Men’s Day?
November 19th is International Men’s Day. The purpose of this unofficial holiday is to According to the website internationalmensday.com, the holiday is “for the purpose of highlighting men’s experiences.”
Some people use International Men’s Day as an opportunity to draw attention to physical and mental health issues that men face such as prostate cancer and high rates of suicide. On this day people also elevate the visibility of trans men and emphasize their validity.
On #InternationalMensDay it's important to remember:
It's ok for men to be vulnerable
It's ok for men to cry
It's ok for men to be emotional
It's ok for men to be empathetic
It's ok for men to be afraid
It's ok for men to seek self-care
Trans men are men
— Hot Takeman (@mistermegative) November 19, 2019
2019 memes about International Men’s Day celebrate the holiday and often allude to how its mere existence is surprising. While some Men’s Rights Activists lament that it is not a bigger deal, others point out how in a patriarchal society, every day, at least to a certain degree, is International Men’s Day.
Happy #InternationalMensDay to the men who never ask, “Well, is there an International MEN’S DAY?!?!” on International Women’s Day
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) November 19, 2019
A woman flashing Post Malone meme: