Hey, we're all enlightened people here, and we believe in equality. Who wouldn't? It's clearly fair and clearly right, and it can't come too soon to drag the human race out of the dark ages.
But - sigh - not everyone out there agrees with us, and there's one initiative in particular that seems to bring the knuckle-draggers out from their caves: International Women's Day.
Apparently the other 364 days of the year being heavily-biased towards men (pay, opportunity and all the rest) isn't enough and, like clockwork, they will all ask, "but what about an International Men's Day"?
Fortunately, comedian Richard Herring was on hand to answer them, as he does each year, via his Twitter account. All day.
it's on nov 19 RT @JGodsi: Soooo why is there no international men's day??? Seems pretty sexist no?— Richard K Herring (@Herring1967) March 8, 2016
Nov 19 RT @sarapdaily: When is it intl men's day ?? I've lived enough in my life passing 19th sept more than 2 decades never seen it happen— Richard K Herring (@Herring1967) March 8, 2016
There is though, Nov 19 RT @PCULL44444: Wow there isn't an international MEN'S day this is so stupid— Richard K Herring (@Herring1967) March 8, 2016
There are so many more.
And if you think he's going to stop any time soon, stand corrected:
And it wasn't even just men:
The tweets from the women make my heart hurt.— Richard K Herring (@Herring1967) March 8, 2016
Fellow comedian Ricky Gervais joined in the fun, tweeting:
Richard was pleased about this, but also slightly disappointed:
Ricky Gervais just tweeted about IMD date, thus reaching more people than I have done in the last 3 or 4 years.— Richard K Herring (@Herring1967) March 8, 2016
It wasn't the only enquiry he replied to though:
Seriously, there were SO many people asking. Just check his timeline.
Richard Herring: a hero of equality for our time.
If I can cope with a 1 year old baby then I can easily cope with 10,000 stupid people asking the same question.— Richard K Herring (@Herring1967) March 8, 2016