International Women's Day: Richard Herring's brilliant response to people asking when International Men's Day is

Sophia Ankel
Friday 08 March 2019 14:45
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What is International Women's Day without some men complaining?

More specifically the men who take it upon themselves to use this day to ask: "But when is International Men's Day?" — you know who you are.

And every year, on March 8, comedian Richard Herring has the same response — 19 November.

Herring has made it an annual task to quote tweet every man who asks the question, posting alongside a GoFundMe link to raise money for domestic violence charity Refuge.

So far, he's already £123,000 of his £160,000 goal. Last year, he raised a whopping £150,000.

Asked about why he does this every year, Herring says:

I do this so that everyone else can get on with celebrating International Women's Day and using it to raise awareness of the issues that affect women. And trying to achieve equality.

But having performed this service for the last few years, I’m assuming that everyone will know when International Men’s Day is by now (it’s November 19 by the way), so I’m hoping to have a relatively quiet day. 

And while some look forward to the comedian's fundraising efforts every year...

...others have taken aim at the comedian, criticising him for making the day about himself.

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