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International Men’s Day 2022: Best Quotes, Wishes & Messages

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Every year in November, people around the world observe International Men’s Day (IMD) to honor and celebrate the artistic, political, and social accomplishments of men. All The Six Pillars for International Men’s Day outlines the goals of observing an International Men’s Day. It is a time to honor the lives, accomplishments, and efforts of boys and men, especially those who have made significant contributions to the nation, the union, society, the community, the family, the marriage, and raising children. The event’s overarching goal is to raise general awareness of issues facing males.

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On November 19, the world celebrates International Men’s Day, which emphasizes men’s health, gender equality, male role models, and encouraging masculinity in its best forms. It’s also a chance to celebrate guys who don’t fit the mold of traditional masculinity, including homosexual and bisexual men, transgender people, or men who identify as non-binary.

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What problems does the International Day of the Man try to solve?

The goal of International Men’s Day is to address a wide range of issues relating to the mental health of men. Men, women, and organizations from more than 60 different nations throughout the world endorse this. The purpose of International Men’s Day in the UK is to assist in growing recognition of the following:

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  1. The high number of male suicides worldwide
  2. The educational obstacles that men and boys, at all phases of life, must overcome include: Men’s health, their lower life expectancy, and the fact that males experience occupational fatalities at a considerably higher rate than women all play a role in this.
  3. Male violence, including the prevalence of rape, sexual exploitation, and domestic violence against men
  4. The difficulties men experience as parents,
  5. The difficulties that males encounter as parents, particularly when they are solely responsible for raising their children or do not get along well with the mom of those children. The rights of fathers are also emphasized.
  6. Male victims of abuse or violence, particularly domestic violence
  7. The inaccurate representation of men in the media and elsewhere. This includes the usage of male stereotypes in advertisements by well-known firms.

History of International Men’s Day 2022

An editorial by American journalist John P. Harris in 1968 criticized the Soviet system for being unbalanced because it promoted an International Women’s Day for female employees but did not provide a male counterpart. Even though Harris thought that there ought to be a day to honor women, the communist system was flawed because of the day.

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Early in the 1990s, Thomas Oaster, the Missouri Center for Men’s Studies’ director, encouraged organizations in the United States, Australia, and Malta to have modest International Men’s Day celebrations in February. These events were successfully hosted by Oaster for two years, however, his 1995 attempt had a low turnout. Disappointed, he abandoned his preparations to carry out the function. Australia then followed suit, leaving just Malta to carry on the celebrations.

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The day was brought back in Trinidad and Tobago in 1999 by Jerome Teelucksingh of the University of the West Indies. Despite the existence of a day to honor fathers, he came to the realization that there wasn’t a day to honor men who were single or were young boys or teenagers. Teelucksingh recognized the value of strong male role models since his father had set a great example for him. On November 19, which also happened to be his father’s birthday, his country came together to support a local soccer team’s efforts to prepare for the world cup.

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Since the resurgence of Teelucksingh, International Men’s Day has worked to promote the positive parts of male identity on the theory of men respond more positively to good role models than to bad gender stereotyping. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the value of men’s mental and physical well-being as well as strong masculinity, not to compete alongside International Women’s Day.

Give to a men’s organization

There are many organizations that help guys live better lives. The Gay Men’s Health Crisis works to stop the spread of AIDS and HIV while also assisting people living with the virus to become healthier and more independent. (Despite the moniker, straight guys are also helped by it.) Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation promotes self-examination and works to increase public understanding of testicular cancer. Additionally, ManKind Initiative is committed to assisting males in escaping and recovering from domestic abuse and violence.

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