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J.K. Rowling: Yes, There Is an International Men’s Day. But Today We Celebrate Women

March 8, 2017

The Harry Potter author took to Twitter to deal with all the people asking about International Men's Day

J.K. Rowling is putting Twitter trolls in their place.

The Harry Potter author posted a tweet Wednesday morning marking International Women’s Day and added a postscript answering the tide of online inquiries as to why there’s no International Men’s Day. Every year these queries surface on International Women’s Day, often from men who seem a little put out by a day that celebrates women.

Her response? “There is: November 19th”.

Rowling is right — there is an International Men’s Day, which organizers say aims to focus attention on health and gender equality each November.

International Women’s Day, meanwhile, is set to be marked with events around the world, including the “Day Without a Woman” protest, in which women will strike to emphasize their significance in the work force. This year’s theme is “Be Bold For Change.”