International Men's Day: The Need To Celebrate Men And Boys, Too

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19 Nov 2021
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November 19th is International Men's Day. We celebrate positive male role models and raise awareness of men's well-being. This article presents positive male role models and raises awareness of men's well-being. #ThinkWithNiche

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On November 19th, International Men's Day celebrates the positive values men bring to their families, communities, and the world as a whole. We celebrate positive male role models and raise awareness of men's well-being.

What is International Men's Day?

It was created in 1999 to promote gender equality and encourage men to be their best. In the last few years, it has grown in strength. For instance, last year, it was covered extensively in the media, and advertising was directed to it.

What is International Men’s Day?

International Men’s Day is held annually on 19 November- it marks the anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a day to promote gender equality and the positive influence men have on women and girls.

Who first created it?

The day was created by men and women to promote gender equality. The day was first proposed by Jonathon Porritt in 1995. The day was first held in the United States in 1998 as ‘African-American Fatherhood.

The Need to Celebrate Men and Boys, Too

What do men bring to the world? What part do they play in improving gender relations and promoting gender equality? What do they expect from our societies and our leaders? And what can we do to improve the status of men and boys?

It is widely acknowledged that men have been economically, socially, politically, and socially disadvantaged for millennia. While gender equality and the fulfillment of both men’s and women’s human rights, including equality of the sexes, is an international priority, the reality is that men have suffered from abuse, neglect, abuse of women, violence, and discrimination for many years.

What Makes a Man?

Of course, not all men are created equal! In The Making of the President, a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David L. Kirp, he questions the value of the traditional concept of what it means to be a man. We argue that the promotion of gender equality needs to be a global priority, and that includes promoting gender relations for all people, including men and boys, as well as the prevention of violence and abuse towards women and girls.

We also acknowledge the need to recognize men’s contributions to tackling domestic abuse, the need to end violence against women, the need to end all forms of discrimination and harmful traditional beliefs and practices, and the need for men to do more to support the needs of their families and children.

The Positive Value of the Male Role Models

One of the most important messages of International Men’s Day is that the value of men as men is in great demand. The International Men’s Day 2019 PSA by Glen Hunt (and his sister, artist Emma Hunt) outlines the value of men's positivity.
If men are important to everyone, then there should be no trouble in creating some good male role models. By taking positive male role models to schools and workplaces, International Men’s Day helps create a better world for boys and girls to live in. International Men’s Day creates a positive reinforcement for boys and girls, and in doing so, helps them to deal with adversities.

Conclusion

No one can deny the physical and mental difference between men and women but what many people fail to realize is that there is a definite positive role for men and women in the world.
Imagine a world in which women were respected, listened to, and viewed as being equal to men. As a result, men wouldn’t feel threatened by women, nor would women feel threatened by men. There would be more freedom of speech, information, equality, and tolerance. This isn’t to say that men and women cannot be strong independent individuals. But a world without gender inequality would look different, and this is our vision for the future.
Of course, there will still be some areas of discrimination, but at least men and women would be equal in some areas.

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