This morning, a man named David Spencer was seen by several witnesses at Central Station at approximately 8:43am, scrolling through his phone as he alighted the train.
With no warning, his Facebook feed alerted him that today, the 8th of March, is International Women’s Day.
Spencer was overheard scoffing in the direction of no one in particular, “Pfft – why the hell do we need an International Women’s Day? I’m not sexist.”
Indeed, Spencer has a “soft spot” for women.
Research reveals that his mother was, and continues to be a woman. His grandmother was a female too, and Spencer liked her very much. He married a woman, who he sleeps in the same bed as every night. Spencer is a father to two daughters, who he loves more than anything in the world.
As onlookers considered Spencer’s remark, the tide began to change.
The Mamamia Out Loud team explain why we don’t need International Men’s Day. Post continues below.
One 22-year-old woman was heard muttering to herself, “He’s right… it’s 2017. I can do whatever I like.”
A 41-year-old man nodded vigorously in agreement, and a group of high school children started a slow clap.
You see, what we’re all so afraid to say is that; Spencer is right.
Why would the world Spencer lives in, in a country where we had a female Prime Minister that one time, and in a state where women got the vote more than a century ago, still need a goddamn International Women’s Day?
The whole concept is as absurd as it is outdated.
In 2017, the day is more or less about a bunch of angry feminists making a fuss. Women love making a fuss.
So here’s to the Spencer’s, who find this day entirely unnecessary.