On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union decided to offer their own interpretation of what it means to be a man, since International Men’s Day is celebrated annually on November 19.
Although International Men’s Day (IMD) focuses on six pillars: highlighting discrimination against men; supporting male health issues; improving gender relations; promoting gender equality; celebrating male contributions to society; and promoting male role models, as Yahoo acknowledged, the ACLU had its own leftist identity politics view, writing on Twitter: “There’s no one way to be a man. Men who get their periods are men. Men who get pregnant and give birth are men. Trans and non-binary men belong.#InternationalMensDay.”
In the United States, International Men’s Day is recognized in Pennsylvania, New York, Iowa (Luther College in Decorah, Iowa), Illinois, Virginia, Hawaii, Florida, California, Arizona, Alabama, and Michigan; Washington, D.C.; Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia. . .
There’s no one way to be a man.
Men who get their periods are men.
Men who get pregnant and give birth are men.
Trans and non-binary men belong.#InternationalMensDay
— ACLU (@ACLU) November 19, 2019
Equal participation in athletics for transgender people does not mean an end to women’s sports.
Trans women are WOMEN. pic.twitter.com/VFbbNhGV09
— ACLU (@ACLU) July 30, 2019
The ACLU statement on International Men’s Day precipitated some mockery on social media.
Mark Krikorian of The Center for Immigration Studies: “Our primitive ancestors believed all kinds of silly things about the physical world, like leprechauns and bodily humours and whatnot. But even *they* had a more sophisticated understanding of reality than today’s woke knuckleheads.”
Men don't get their periods, get pregnant, or give birth. Open a biology textbook. Welcome to 2019. https://t.co/G2wtfkOSsU
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) November 19, 2019
(Read more from “Hilarious: Here’s How ACLU Is Celebrating International Men’s Day” HERE)