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To link to Richard k Herring’s international woman’s day refuge fundraising account

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Thethingswedoforlove Thu 07-Mar-19 22:01:55

He is tweeting the date of international men’s day to every person who wittily tweets asking when international men’s day is. Soooo funny. And last year he raised over £50k! Tomorrow is international women’s day so worth starting to search Richard K Herring out on Twitter. Over £7k raised so far....

marvellousnightforamooncup Thu 07-Mar-19 22:16:04

I love him for this.

Thethingswedoforlove Thu 07-Mar-19 22:17:28

Me too marvellous

Thethingswedoforlove Fri 08-Mar-19 07:15:17

Today is the day! The total is already up to £12.3k....

CollaterlieSistersSister Fri 08-Mar-19 07:28:30

Ah, Twitter highlight of the year.

Good on you, Richard.

Thethingswedoforlove Fri 08-Mar-19 07:42:10

Nearly £14k now!

ShowOfHands Fri 08-Mar-19 08:13:00

Just read them over breakfast with 11yo dd.

Sterling work as ever Richard.

Thethingswedoforlove Fri 08-Mar-19 09:12:52

Now at over £30k. And I am reminded last year he raised £150k.

RiverTam Fri 08-Mar-19 09:15:56

clicky link

can I ask what Refuge's position on women being, you know, adult human females, is before I donate?

Jizzle Fri 08-Mar-19 09:29:23

@RiverTam Oh naff off with this rubbish again...

Thethingswedoforlove Fri 08-Mar-19 09:34:20

Thanks River for clicky link. I don’t know re position. I do worry about that too but decided in the meantime they are helping many many women so I did choose to donate anyway.....

RiverTam Fri 08-Mar-19 09:44:51

Jizzle what? what the fuck? Questions not allowed, is that it?

OP - well, indeed. I just would like to know before donating, which I probably shall.

SaucyJack Fri 08-Mar-19 09:57:31

I’m not searching him up.

I’m sure he means well, but it’s international women’s day- not international male comedian’s day.

Sarahjconnor Fri 08-Mar-19 10:00:31

EcclesThePeacock Fri 08-Mar-19 10:42:27

* I’m sure he means well, but it’s international women’s day- not international male comedian’s day.*

I'm sure he's well aware of that. His self-imposed job is to deal with the tedious men who still don't know that yes, there is also an international men's day. That seems like an ideal job for a male ally - a man talking responsibility for men's behaviour. And raising money for a refuge too - what's not to like?

Thethingswedoforlove Fri 08-Mar-19 10:48:10

I agree Eccles

EcclesThePeacock Fri 08-Mar-19 10:49:28

As he puts it:

' I am a huge Cnut trying to turn back an unstoppable ocean of idiocy. But a King Midas weaving that idiocy into gold'


Thethingswedoforlove Fri 08-Mar-19 10:59:49

Very nearly £50k now

ContessaIsOnADietDammit Fri 08-Mar-19 11:01:25

I was terribly conflicted this morning because my first thought was that the funny man on Twitter will be back at it grin I've made my peace with it now. Go Richard!!

WonderTweek Fri 08-Mar-19 11:09:06

I like what he does and don't have a problem with it. He's raising ridiculous amounts of money for a women's charity and he seems not to be a dick about it either, so fair play to him. I do find the tweets funny and get a little bit excited when someone is a good sport about it and learns a lesson. grin

stevie69 Fri 08-Mar-19 11:23:42

Thank you for the link.

Mum gives me £50 for my birthday, which is later this month, for me to donate to charity. I wanted it to go to support women who are victims of domestic violence and so this perfect smile

Thethingswedoforlove Fri 08-Mar-19 11:37:19

That’s brilliant stevie

RomanticFatigue Fri 08-Mar-19 12:02:00

The fact that Richard does this every year shows exactly why we need International Women's Day. Such entitlement.

Thethingswedoforlove Fri 08-Mar-19 12:26:54

Absolutely romantic

Cautionsharpblade Fri 08-Mar-19 13:07:16

He made the same point himself about women being the focus, not him, when he turned down press interviews last year and suggested they interview a woman instead.

He’s always been very supportive of women in comedy.

He’s been doing the 8 March Twitter thing for years and never got much traction for it until the press picked up on it. Just like U.K. celebrations of Intl Women’s Day itself.

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