It seems the politically correct crowd — those individuals offended by the mere act of breathing by someone who has a different point of view — is always on the prowl for the next holiday, activity, or phrase they’d like to destroy.
A pro-transgender writer for the Toronto Star has a real issue with the “painful” celebration of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and has offered a remedy for the situation: Guardian’s Day.
It’s even more ridiculous than it sounds.
According to TheBlaze, A columnist for the Toronto Star has suggested a name change for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, calling the pair of spring events “gendered holidays” that have proven “painful,” “exclusionary” and a “drag for non-binary parents who don’t identify with a single gender.”
“Some of these parents have even begun advocating online for the creation of a brand new holiday to recognize parents who aren’t male or female,” Emma Teitel writes. (A proposed date for ‘Non Binary Parents Day’ is July 17). “None of these critics have proposed scrapping Mother’s Day or Father’s Day altogether. But I’m beginning to wonder if that’s exactly what we should do.”
Teitel also notes the difficulty Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are for those who’ve lost their parents or don’t have good relationships with them, as well as the stressful burden the annual days to honor parents have become.
“You may love everyone in your family and you may love brunch,” she says, “but if you don’t get to see your loved ones and eat your breakfast in bed on your own terms, at a time of your own choosing, then Mother’s Day can be a burden rather than a boon.”
Which is why Teitel proposes “that we scrap both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day for good. And in the spirit of both inclusivity and selfishness, I’d like to propose a new holiday called ‘Guardian’s Day.’ “
So now the rest of the planet, which is comprised mostly of straight folk in traditional relationship roles, is supposed to suddenly change holidays and culture to accommodate less than 0.3 percent of the human population? Really?
For the left to consistently claim to be about fairness and equality, they sure are horrible about practicing what they preach.
If these individuals don’t like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, they’re more than welcome to celebrate whatever they want in their own families and homes. The rest of us, however, do not have to flip our society upside down to make them feel better about their lifestyle choice.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]