Originally posted by lemon lime
Happy Intergalactic Mens' Day to everyone!
It's not an official holiday, not yet, but if we can find enough men who want to feel special and enjoy being pandered to then maybe, just maybe, someday it could become an officially recognized holiday... or not, I really don't care.
Actually IGMD has been celebrated for several million years, but only in a few distant galaxies where the desire to set a date for joyful differentiation between the biological organisms responsible for sexual reproduction became a social trend. In other parts of the universe the celebration of Intergalactic Hermaphrodites Day was popular only for a brief time as the entire populace felt both celebrated and discriminated against at the same time, and the event was considered a pointless failure.
With the spread of sexual diversity in the 12th millennia post Andromeda Apocalyptica, the Milky Way's governing body elected IMD as a way of recognising the new race of bipeds called humans who were desperate to differentiate themselves from the traditional cosmic androgyny.
IMD's an official holiday in some societies parts of the galaxy. Even in some societies where it's not an official holiday, it's customary for androgynous life forms to give flowers or beer or other gifts to the significant males in their lives.
At the upcoming interplanetary summit for equality for all life forms there will be keynote speech by the eminent authority on sexual and asexual differentiation Dr Liz Ard. Dr Ard is also publishing a white paper on the voting rights of reptilian eggs.