#InternationalMensDay – 19th November

Today, 19th November, is International Men’s Day. Today, we are supposed to either celebrate being a man or celebrate the #men in our life.

Since 2007, we started celebrating International Men’s Day in India and every year we did some or the event to observe it. In 2008, we did a bike & car rally, 2009 we had organised a discussion in Mysore University, 2010 we had organised a fun fest in a prominent mall in Bangalore and engaged around 800 people telling them about men’s day. This was repeated in 2012. 2013&14 we did art galleries about men’s day.

But now there are 2 distressing developments about men’s day that I am observing.

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How to celebrate International Men’s Day 2016

This year Father’s Day got impetus from the Corporate world with a lot of companies announcing offers and discounts for the same. Some of them being Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, etc.

Indiatimes bows down before feminists

On International Men’s Day (November 19), Indiatimes had run a pro-men campaign creating awareness about men’s problems in the society through a series of images. Feminists got scared that their real agenda of male hatred would get exposed and rallied against the post. The main anti-male venom was spewed by Kavita Krishnan, known for her hatred towards men. Indiatimes bowed down before the pressure and took the post down, apologizing to the feminists.

Now, decide, if its really a male dominated world where men can’t even speak up and need to be apologetic for getting victimized.

However, here are the pictures for everyone to see. Decide for yourself.

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Press Release: Confidare announces celebrations for International Men’s Day

PRESS RELEASE

Sub: Confidare India Men’s Rights Community Center announces celebrations for International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day (IMD):

International Men’s Day is celebrated in over 60 countries including Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Australia, India, China, United States, Romania, Singapore, Malta, United Kingdom, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Hungary, Ireland, Ghana, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Italy, Pakistan, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Grenada and Cayman Islands, on 19 November, and global support for the celebration is broad.

The main objective of celebrating International Men’s Day is to celebrate being a man, to recognize the contributions that men make towards the progress of the society, to salute the sacrifices they make for their near and dear ones, and to highlight the problems faced by them which may be addressed or unaddressed.

International Men’s Day began to be celebrated since 1999 after it was started in Trinidad and Tobago by Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh for whom his father was his role model.

Theme of International Men’s Day:

The theme of this year’s International Men’s Day is “Saving Men from Manhood”. Years of expectation of chivalry and risk-taking by men has turned manhood into a necessary evil for men. Continue reading