00:53 GMT29 March 2020
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    On Tuesday, 19 November, the world celebrated International Men’s Day and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a nonprofit advocacy group, congratulated men in an unexpected way.

    The ACLU has triggered argument online after its Tuesday tweets hashtagged “International Men’s Day” claiming that transgender and non-binary people should both be perceived as men.

    ACLU's tweet claimed that there is more than “one way to be a man” and argued that “men who get their periods” along with those “who get pregnant and give birth” should be classified as men.

    In a separate tweet under the hashtag #InternationalMensDay, the organisation again stated, this time using capital letters, that “TRANS MEN ARE MEN”.

    Twitterians reacted in various ways to the organisation’s post. Some blamed the ACLU for promoting “cultural, ethical, moral, and scientific insanity”, while the majority laughed and joked about the not-so-obvious assertions.


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