Skip to comments.Debate: Should Santa Clause be Female or Gender Neutral?
Posted on 12/14/2018 5:41:50 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
When we say Santa, you probably think of an old fat guy with a bushy beard - but what if they were a woman, or non-binary? Isn't everyone capable of spreading Christmas cheer?
This is the debate that's heating up right now after a councillor in Newton Aycliffe (near Durham) complained last month about a woman being cast in the role of Santa in the towns Christmas parade.
Arun Chandran, the Newton Aycliffe councillor who was against the idea of a female Santa, told The Times that the role is only appropriate for men.
My understanding is that Santa Claus, otherwise called Father Christmas, is a male role. I have no issue with a Mrs Claus. But Santa Claus being a man is a long-held tradition accepted by the vast majority of society. Others in the council initially disagreed - with Bill Blenkinsopp, 70, responding: We voted unanimously, theres nothing wrong with the lady Santa. Does it matter who Santa is?
However, the council voted on it again a few days later and, following a debate, ended up reversing their decision, ruling that the role of Santa Claus should continue to be a male role.
Their see-sawing response reflects changing attitudes to Santa in wider society. A recent study has claimed that 27.8% of people in the US and UK would prefer Santa to be either a woman or non-gendered. Of those, 10.6% say they want a female Santa, while 17.2% want the character to be gender neutral.
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Oh for.... Father Christmas is a male.
Leftists just want to see the world burn.
I'm thinking this is all just a bunch of nonsense driven by the hard Left, who always have to complain.
Destroy EVERYTHING leave nothing standing.
There are no bearded women in my family.
Im guessing the same people who think that Santa should be gender neutral think that Mother Nature should retain her female status.
I love that Santa is a man.
I love that God is male.
I really love Mrs. Claus.
Santa has to be black, transgendered, Islamic and gay. Maybe even a different species as well . And an illegal alien. With AIDS.
Why not stick with Mary the mother of Jesus.
Notice how Western Christian Civilization places a woman in the highest position in the religion, below only God. The anti-Christians pretend that Christianity is patriarchial. Then why is Mary bigger than any saint, any pope, any televangelist?
Look, I personally met Santa Claus several times when I was younger. Much younger. And I can confirm that there is no doubt that he is a man.
Pictures of “female santas” make me die inside. Most women don’t want this. Only brain dead man-hating lefty feminazis.
I beg your pardon BBC, but there must be some misunderstanding. You see, this issue is not up for debate. Cheerio, and stiff upper lip, and all that rot. Now off with you.
So the whole ‘Santa and Mrs. Claus’ thing for ever a century now, gets treated like it never was.
Everything liberals touch.
These gerbils get nowhere with their 5th grade fantasies UNLESS, we - the people - pay attention to them.
Were you raised, and taught that Santa was a female, gay, tranny? No! Well, just go on believing what you have always believe, and are comfortable with, and let these modern day warthogs go play with themselves.
If the only people they sway, or convince, is their own, little mutual admiration society, then, nothing changes.
Temper tantrums, demands, and outrage only works when someone pays attention. I know media pays attention, because there’s too many of that breed, and they’re all looking for something - anything - to write and report about. Just don’t read it...don’t listen/watch them. Surely there’s SOMETHING in your life more interesting than Lemon and/or Shep!?!?
Take up whittling, buy a Sudoko workbook, collect stamps, learn to golf...
...just stop acting like all these societal misfits are your spoiled children and YOU have to console them.
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