Today is International Men’s Day.
That snuck up very quietly, didn’t it?
I’m at a bit of a loss as to what exactly it means. Am I supposed to get a hug from every woman I meet? Am I suddenly to be celebrated for having a meat and two veg? What the fuck is it all about?
I had to do some research and found that today has its own special website. Cute! But then every tree rock and snail seems to have its own website these days.
Now according to that site, the objectives of International Men’s Day include a focus on men’s and boy’s health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion for men to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care while highlighting the discrimination against them.
Okay, for a start they can fuck off by leading with the health shit. I already focus on my health to my own needs and satisfaction and I do not want, under any circumstances, for anyone else to focus on my health unless I specifically ask them.
Improving gender relations? If relations are soured then it’s probably down to those women who see every man as a potential rapist, misogynist and kiddie fiddler. It’s those women who are doing their damnedest to turn men into monsters, so let them clean up their own act. I have excellent relations with all the women I know [and I am not going to go into details here] so they can fuck off on that score.
Promoting gender equality? We’re back on that bandwaggon are we? We have enough shouting about that so why waste a men’s day on it?
And what the fuck to they mean by highlighting positive male role models? What is a positive male role model? If Herself thinks I am doing a good job she’ll tell me. Why the hell would anyone else want to know or even care?
It’s just another fucking feel-good day where we “celebrate” something or, God forbid, “raise awareness“. Either of those terms shuts down my interest instantly.
A nauseating load of bollox.