This November 19, International Men’s Day has been celebrated since 1992 and although In some parts of the world it is March 19, in commemoration of Saint Joseph, the importance lies in framing the care of the mental and physical health of men.
So it goes back to 1968, the true story, when an American journalist wrote about the supposed lack of balance in the Soviet system because, according to the chronicler named John Harris, “Women’s day was strongly promoted but the same was not done with men, that was relegated like a defect of the communist system “, affirms the page International Day’s Men.
Jerome Teelucksingh, from the University of the West Indies of Trinidad and Tobago, he was the one who determined November 19 as the definitive anniversary. The date was chosen for a completely arbitrary reason: the birthday of the academic’s father. Teelucksingh, on the site that commemorates this celebration, assures that “it does not intend to compete with the women’s day, but highlight the importance of men’s physical and mental health and their own masculinity “.
Today, the date mostly known as the Mustache Day -day of the mustache- or by the term Movember, aims to prevent prostate cancer, testicles and male depression. So men are invited to grow their mustaches, hinting at spreading the message.
For its part, the British newspaper The Independent, through the researcher Teelucksingh, assures that “celebrations for International Men’s Day are part of the world revolution of love. The priority is to support men who are fighting to improve their lives, for healing their hearts, for seeking solutions to social problems, for repairing their troubled minds and for breaking stereotypes. “