March 1st marks the beginning of Women's History Month - an official recognition of women's contributions to civilization, culture, and humanity throughout human history. And I commend lawmakers for creating it (which began back in 1987) - women are chronically under-represented in history textbooks, and their achievements are often ignored or minimized by historians and in popular culture. Having March be officially designated as Women's History Month puts a focus on women's overshadowed role throughout history, and forces many to recognize that much of history, technology, and culture was driven by women.
But its existence begs the question: if we have Women's History Month, why would we not also have Men's History Month? After all - isn't EQUALITY the driving force of the progressive movement? We've pondered this question, and will now explain - through logic and reason - why our society NEEDS to celebrate Men's History Month too, if we ever hope to achieve equality. I know this will be controversial to many, but this must be said.
JUST KIDDING. OBVIOUSLY THERE DOESN'T NEED TO BE ONE. LITERALLY EVERY MONTH IS MEN'S HISTORY MONTH ALREADY, AND IF YOU DON'T REALIZE THAT, YOU'RE A HUGE DIPSHIT.
MEN AND THE PATRIARCHY HAVE CONTROLLED EVERY ASPECT OF CIVILIZATION FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
MEN ARE CELEBRATED CONSTANTLY.
NOTHING ABOUT WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH DIMINISHES MEN - THE FACT THAT MEN GET UPSET OVER IT JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU HOW MALE-FOCUSED OUR SOCIETY IS. YOU LITERALLY CAN'T TALK ABOUT CELEBRATING WOMEN WITHOUT SOME DUDES GOING "YEAH BUT WHAT ABOUT US?"
NEARLY EVERY HISTORICAL HOLIDAY THAT'S WIDELY CELEBRATED FOCUSES ON MEN: COLUMBUS DAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY, PRESIDENT'S DAY, ST. PATRICK'S DAY. WE DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT IN TERMS OF GENDER, BECAUSE THINKING OF MEN AS IMPORTANT FIGURES IN HISTORY HAS BECOME THE DEFAULT.