Skip to comments.On Deck: Elimination of Mother's Day and Father's Day
Posted on 05/10/2014 1:00:03 PM PDT by 4Liberty
Comrades, It has come to my attention that some children in same-sex marriage/same-sex parenting households feel bad around the times of Mother's Day and Father's Day. For example, some children in gay households feel sad around Mother's Day since they have no mother to honor, and some children in lesbian households feel sad around Father's Day since they have no father to honor. As you already know, there is too much capitalistic advertising surrounding these days, and often there are school projects for each of the days as well. These children feel left out since...
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By Commissar of Gender Equality | 5/8/2014, 2:40 pm
It has come to my attention that some children in same-sex marriage/same-sex parenting households feel bad around the times of Mother's Day and Father's Day. For example, some children in gay households feel sad around Mother's Day since they have no mother to honor, and some children in lesbian households feel sad around Father's Day since they have no father to honor.
As you already know, there is too much capitalistic advertising surrounding these days, and often there are school projects for each of the days as well. These children feel left out since
their mother or father has been deliberately excluded from their life they don't have a mother or a father, but many or most of their classmates do. Also, same-sex parents often feel guilty bad as well about these holidays since they have decided ahead of time that the child will not want to know his/her genetic/cultural heritage sexual orientation is more important that sex differences in policy it's not fair that the culture doesn't celebrate their choices but celebrates the choices of heterosexuals.
As this HuffPo article makes clear, the celebration of Mother's Day and Father's Day has shifted from being an activity for children to honor their mothers and fathers, to being an adult centered activity for adults to feel good about their lifestyle choices. And I think this is a healthy change. Holidays that honor mothers and fathers serve as reminders of Judeo/Christian ethics, and this competes with loyalty to our Party. Also, what the adults want is all that really matters to The Party. Adults are the ones who vote and who donate money to political campaigns; children do not. Therefore, what children want
should only be taken into account if it serves The Party
is not relevant to the definition of marriage or parenthood is to remove these gender specific holidays so their same-sex parents won't suffer. Children exist to validate their parents, after all.
In order to eliminate the adults' suffering, we have decided that Mother's Day and Father's Day will be replaced with a generic "Parent's Day." Recognizing sex differences between men and women is anachronistic and bourgeois, and it's obviously
contributing to the maintenance of the natural family structure at the policy level
hindering the selfish choices of some same sex couples contributing to the suffering of our most loyal adult constituents without taking anything away from any other adults.
We have not yet decided when this change will take place, but we wanted to alert you that it is coming. If anybody objects to this change, use the standard tactic of calling them a bigot, a hater, and a homophobe. Also, if this happens on social media, just put up the equals sign, like this:
You'll be amazed at how well it works to shut up the Neanderthals!
Those poor little dears can take heart that their parent (s) got here in the conventional way.
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
***Those poor little dears can take heart that their parent (s) got here in the conventional way.***
Explaining the ‘Birds & Bees’ is going to get verrry interesting. For children of gay fathers - they will be asking ‘who’s my mother?’ and for those of lesbian mothers they will wonder ‘who’s my father?’
Watch Hallmark come up with “Petri Dish” day.
Unfortunately “who’s my father” comes up far to many times.
Funny how the gay parents did not realize they made that choice for the child. So live with it and explain how the real world works in a Family! Whats next a law suit on Hallmark for no Lesbian Mommy cards or Male of the same nature! I guess it only takes an apron to make a MOM!
Yesterday, the florist brought me flowers and a box of decadent fudge with nuts candy. My son lives in London but never forgets Mother’s day. If he had no mother but two fathers, I suppose he would skip Mother’s day?
Homosexuals will never stop until they have destroyed every mention and celebration of anything supported in the Bible. For me, homosexuals are Satan’s chosen destroyers.
Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, etc. were all created by Hallmark. There is nothing sacred about them.
What’s the most confusing day in Harlem?
I may not know about Mother's Day and the like...but I can say with GREAT assurance that Father's Day was NOT a Hallmark-created holiday! The people of Spokane, WA (my hometown) take GREAT offense at that!
Father's Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting.
Father's Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis' Mother's Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father's birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.
It did not have much success initially. In the 1920s, Dodd stopped promoting the celebration because she was studying in the Art Institute of Chicago, and it faded into relative obscurity, even in Spokane. In the 1930s Dodd returned to Spokane and started promoting the celebration again, raising awareness at a national level. She had the help of those trade groups that would benefit most from the holiday, for example the manufacturers of ties, tobacco pipes, and any traditional present to fathers. Since 1938 she had the help of the Father's Day Council, founded by the New York Associated Men's Wear Retailers to consolidate and systematize the commercial promotion. Americans resisted the holiday during a few decades, perceiving it as just an attempt by merchants to replicate the commercial success of Mother's Day, and newspapers frequently featured cynical and sarcastic attacks and jokes. But the trade groups did not give up: they kept promoting it and even incorporated the jokes into their adverts, and they eventually succeeded. By the mid-1980s the Father's Council wrote that "(...) [Father's Day] has become a Second Christmas for all the men's gift-oriented industries."
A bill to accord national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak in a Father's Day celebration and wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted, fearing that it would become commercialized. US President Calvin Coolidge recommended in 1924 that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing a national proclamation. Two earlier attempts to formally recognize the holiday had been defeated by Congress. In 1957, Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers, thus "[singling] out just one of our two parents". In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day.
Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.
How about starting up a national “Traditional Family Day” to honor two-parent, mother and father led families with legitimate children (including adoptees)?
Importantly, it is an *exclusionary* holiday, in that single parent, even divorced households, gay couples, and any other “alternative” families would not be part of the festivities.
It can feature such celebrations as “saying grace before meals” as the family all sits down together for dinner.
I don’t think that is the bad guys current leftist strategy. If you ban it, people will still celebrate quietly. They will just expand it those who feel they are mothers and/or fathers. Even among the non-alternate lifestyle types, many women, and some men are providing both mothering and fathering in the raising of their children. Eventually, if this gets to be too complex, we’ll have one day called Parenting Figure Day, move it to a Monday, and give the day off to make up for the fact that there is only one day instead of two.
One of the most confusing days in Washington DC is Fathers Day. Often heard, “Which one of those Muthas is my Fatha?”
Mothers’ and Fathers’ days are way to heteronormative.
Messed up title to start with. It should be Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day since there are many of each.
Woodrow Wilson is sacred to marxist/democrats.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.