Can't hate on that I guess; What day is Mens Day?
Celebrating a particular cause doesn't imply the exclusion of other causes. Think of it in terms of equity vs equality:
Men face discrimination when it comes to custody, are far more likely to die in the workplace, and receive less help with mental health issues (leading to greater rates of male suicide). These problems are not trivial, and positive discrimination is becoming more common, but Women's day does not trivialise or detract from these things.
Women are still at an objective disadvantage compared to white male counterparts in modern Australia. They're more likely to be murdered and assaulted, particularly as a result of domestic violence. They're less likely to be promoted to a leadership position, and they're less likely to be recognised for their skills and achievements. There is a real pay gap of about 3 to 5% for women working in the same position, and for the same hours as men, even when accounting for other variables.
If we extend our attention to the developing world, which haven't yet experienced the progression fought for by Feminism, things get bleak. FGM, human trafficking, forced marriages, being prohibited from going to school, all that really shitty stuff that humans do to each other. Despite easy simplifications and popular notions, it isn't just about religion. Ethiopia is a majority Christian country, that still has a rate of FGM among women of 74% (in anticipation: No True Scotsman fallacy).
Most cultures (including ours) feature, or have featured some form of systematic oppression of Women. Women's Day is about celebrating the progress we've made (like Women being able to vote), and looking for ways we can progress further (like equal representation in government).
If you're still stuck on the equity vs equality thing, International Men's Day is celebrated on the 19th of November.
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