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Freeport, Ill. — Local man Steve Palmer was visibly upset when told about International Women’s Day, held March 8. “Why the hell isn’t there a International Men’s Day,” chirped Palmer, the IT support tech from a nearby Rockford Internet service company.
“I’m pissed. Why are women getting so much love these days and meanwhile, nothing for us guys?” continued Palmer. “I’ve worked my ass off for years and what recognition do I ever get?”
With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling women that gender parity is more than 200 years away—there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress, The International Women’s Day 2018 campaign theme. And with global activism for women’s equality fueled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more, says the International Women’s Day website, there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.
And while gender parity won’t happen overnight, the good news is that across the world women are making positive gains day by day. Plus, there’s indeed a very strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support.
Meanwhile, Palmer has been coordinating with friends, campaigning for an International Men’s Day. When we reached out to Palmer and asked about potential slogans for his campaign, he responded, “Don’t Forget About Us—#ThatsWhatHeSaid.”
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