The question asked every International Women's Day

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  • Happy International When Is International Men's Day!
  • Don't get your boxer briefs in a wad, there is one and it's legit.

(CNN)One of the most stalwart traditions of International Women's Day is when a bunch of people post up and start asking when International Men's Day is.

For real:
Good news if you were actually inquiring (bad news if you were just trying to whine): There is an International Men's Day. It is November 19!
    And no, International Men's Day is not just a bunch of guys getting together to grouse about how there is an International Women's day on the other side of the calendar. That's what Twitter is for! It's a legitimate movement that took shape in the '90s and addresses social challenges men face like high suicide rates, high instances of workplace death, high incarceration rates, violence and a myriad of potentially damaging childhood influences.
    The betterment of any gender benefits all genders, and some recent IMD themes have paralleled this idea: 2015's theme, for instance, was the expansion of reproductive options for men, and consistent themes of the day include family life and ways that men can positively impact their community.