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(Daily Mail)   School bans the making of Mother's Day cards. Apparently, it's more important avoid upsetting children with no mothers, the little bastards   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 70
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2007-02-07 11:01:14 PM
Awesome headline.
Bravo
 
2007-02-07 11:22:31 PM
Have artificial uteri come this far already? Must have missed the news.
 
2007-02-08 12:16:52 AM
The following list of holidays, or pseudo-, are no longer celebrated because someone might be offended.
Valentines, because they might be ugly.

April Fools, because they might not have a sense of humor.
July 4th because they might not be US citizens.
Memorial Day, because they don't have a veteran in the family.
Labor Day, because their dad might not have a job.
Thanksgiving, because they might be Native American.
New Year's, because they might be Chinese.

/i think a school teacher is bitter at mommy
 
2007-02-08 12:20:30 AM
porksteakisyum
Memorial Day, because they don't have a veteran in the family.
Labor Day, because their dad might not have a job.


These two problems solve each other.
 
2007-02-08 01:14:48 AM
more important TO avoid upsetting

/there
//fixed that for you.
 
2007-02-08 01:16:17 AM
FTA:
A school has banned the making of Mother's Day cards because the headteacher does not want to upset children without a mother.

I know the intent here, but it occurs to me that, by necessity, all children have mothers...

/Confused
//Not really
///They could just let the kiddies without make cards to leave on mommy's grave.
 
2007-02-08 01:16:18 AM
Ouchies.

+1 for headline
 
2007-02-08 01:19:36 AM
porksteakisyum

Don't forget:

Fathers day (no father)
Flag day (no...flag?)
Groundhog day (hate Bill Murray)
 
2007-02-08 01:19:51 AM
Meh, they may have a reason they're not telling the press. If some kids' mom got greased in a car accident two weeks ago, rubbing it in their face now isn't going to help anything. Maybe they should decide on a class-by-class basis if they'll make the cards or not, but it's not like kids can't make cards on their own.
"But it's not FAIR!" Who cares? Losing your mom in elementary school isn't fair either.

/nice headline
 
2007-02-08 01:21:03 AM
This world gets more assinine each and every day.
And I get to read about it on Fark.
 
2007-02-08 01:24:40 AM
When I was in school, some kids made cards for their grandmothers, stepmothers or aunts. Is that no longer a viable solution?
 
2007-02-08 01:26:06 AM
Liberal pinheads run amok.
 
2007-02-08 01:26:45 AM
Eh. I'm glad I went to elementary school in the late 80s/early 90s. Birthday and Halloween parties, crafts for every holiday or pseudo-holiday imaginable...

I was raised by a single mother. Did I get upset when other kids were making Father's Day things? No, I just made something for my mom. She still treasures an "I love you Mom" bookmark I made that I'm pretty sure had been a Father's Day project in grade school.
 
2007-02-08 01:27:49 AM
Um, yeah. Okay. Whenever my daughter is presented with the opportunity to make stuff for "Dad", we just change "Dad" to "Grandpop" or "Uncle Matthew".

She's 4, slow, and she realizes her daddy isn't around. And it doesn't take Father's Day for her to realize it, either.

I'm pretty sure the students at this school who aren't living with their birth mothers are already aware of that fact, seeing as how Mommy isn't there in the morning with a bowl of oatmeal and a sack lunch and all.

Make the damn card for whoever IS there with the oatmeal and the sack lunch. Duh.

On Father's Day, you make the card for whoever lets you ride in the front seat of their truck and roughhouses with you and teaches you rude noises, and on Mother's Day you make cards for whoever makes you cookies and kisses your boo-boos. Easy-peasy.
 
2007-02-08 01:32:48 AM
Can anyone please bother to marry the dredge they knocked up? Seriously, if she's worth a round, at least have the decency to marry her, if only for a month and your kids' sake.

\sounds like a fundy, but still...
 
2007-02-08 01:34:00 AM
Umm....guys....mothers day is a bulshiat holiday. Much like valentines day, it was invented specifically to make you go out and buy shiat or feel like a jerk. So who the fark cares? Either mothers get enough recognition on a daily basis to not need a special day, or they don't and one day isn't going to make up for the rest of the year.

It's a complete non-issue.
 
2007-02-08 01:34:10 AM
I am an anonymous test tube baby.

So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies.

Some of you guys are very good at making it sound like you know what you are talking about.

But trust me.... You don't.

I think you just want to make yourself sound smart, when in reality you don't know what you are talking about.

This is how bad info gets passed around.

If you don't know about the topic....Don't make yourself sound like you do.

Cuz some Farkers believe anything they hear.
 
2007-02-08 01:34:52 AM
Zoultan

Liberal pinheads run amok.


As always. 'We know best'.


BTW, that was a sweet header...
 
2007-02-08 01:36:32 AM
porksteakisyum: The following list of holidays, or pseudo-, are no longer celebrated because someone might be offended.
Valentines, because they might be ugly.

April Fools, because they might not have a sense of humor.
July 4th because they might not be US citizens.
Memorial Day, because they don't have a veteran in the family.
Labor Day, because their dad might not have a job.
Thanksgiving, because they might be Native American.
New Year's, because they might be Chinese.

/i think a school teacher is bitter at mommy


Besides, since when is it the schools job to farking celebrate holidays? Keep that shiat at home and spend more time in schools teaching our kids so that one day they won't have to put up with idiots who complain about everything.
 
2007-02-08 01:40:44 AM
Great, now what will I do with all of this macaroni and glitter?
 
2007-02-08 01:41:08 AM
i was raised by my dad - no mum. i made him cards every yr for mothers day, as he was all the parent i needed:)

/my dad is my hero, even now i have five kids of my own. actually even MORE so.
 
2007-02-08 01:42:34 AM
ohhh... submitter i see what you did there. nice.
 
2007-02-08 01:44:45 AM
fro-968: Great, now what will I do with all of this macaroni and glitter?

must..resist..temptation..

/urge to respond subsiding
 
2007-02-08 01:44:55 AM
img297.imageshack.us
 
2007-02-08 01:48:46 AM
LOGICAL_PSYCHO: YOMANK!

/ you owe me a new keyboard
 
2007-02-08 01:55:26 AM
This is really stupid, KICK OUT THE MOTHERLESS GUY!
 
2007-02-08 01:56:19 AM
After my mother died I always made Grandma a Mother's Day card, but I had enough tact to know not to give it to her. She always got weepy at the slightest mention of my Mom.

/sucks having your Mom die while you're so young
 
2007-02-08 02:11:22 AM
Groundhog day (hate Bill Murray)


i lol'd
 
2007-02-08 02:13:15 AM
I raised my son by myself, so basically I was his mother AND father.
 
2007-02-08 02:26:59 AM
conniemac: I raised my son by myself, so basically I was his mother AND step-father.

There, fixed that for you -- unless of course you had some nuts grafted on, then apologies for my biological error
 
2007-02-08 02:32:23 AM
Other holidays to ban:

St. Patrick's Day (offends the non-Irish, non-green-beer-drinkers, and non-corned-beef-eaters)
Arbor Day (offends non-tree-huggers)
Mardi Gras (offends the non-orgiastic)
April Fools' Day (offends April Fools, not that they'd notice)
President's Day (offends anyone who didn't vote for whichever president you might be thinking of)
Easter (offends bunny-lovers and those allergic to egg products)
Administrative Professionals Day (offends those who neither administrative nor professional)
Sadie Hawkins Day (offends men who can't get a date and spend all their spare time Farking) Wait...what?
 
2007-02-08 03:14:57 AM
Six days away and no Valentine's Day outrage?

/Suing the first flower I see
 
2007-02-08 03:19:22 AM
Forcing everyone to bend over backwards for the minority = equality
 
2007-02-08 03:46:01 AM
Can't forget about banning Drew Curtis Day. Might offend all those pissants he's banned over the years. . .
 
2007-02-08 04:19:09 AM
"More than five per cent of children here are separated from their birth mother and have either no contact or no regular contact with their mother," she said.

So fark the 95% of us who aren't separated from our birth mothers, let's cater to the minority.

That'd be like banning something heterosexual just because homosexuals would be offended.

/sad to see the UK has these PC coonts as well
//just shoot all the Goddamn PC stick-up-their-ass farkwits already
 
2007-02-08 04:20:21 AM
I suppose they could just make some paper flowers the day before Mother's Day ... most kids would take theirs home and give them to their Mums without prompting. The others could, you know, take them to the cemetery. Or the jail.
 
2007-02-08 06:04:52 AM
Thank you, liberals, for destroying all the holidays.

Thank you, conservatives, for destroying the rest of the world.
 
2007-02-08 06:38:42 AM
They have banned Fathers day, for obvious reasons, among some inner cities for a while now.

Until we start cloning people everyone has a Mother whether they have had Oatmeal with them or not.
 
2007-02-08 06:56:11 AM
Woah! That reminds me-- it is mother's day this Sunday.
 
2007-02-08 07:27:26 AM
Lusiphur: Umm....guys....mothers day is a bulshiat holiday. Much like valentines day, it was invented specifically to make you go out and buy shiat or feel like a jerk.
In the United States, Mother's Day was originally conceived by social activist Julia Ward Howe during the American Civil War with a call to unite women against war. She wrote the Mother's Day Proclamation. In the British Isles, the day now simply celebrates motherhood and thanking mothers. According to the National Restaurant Association, Mother's Day is now the most popular day of the year to dine out at a restaurant in the United States.*

In most countries, Mother's Day is a new concept copied from western civilization. In many African countries, Mother's Day has its origins in copying the British concept. In most of East Asia, Mother's Day is a heavily marketed and commercialized concept copied straight from Mother's Day in the USA.
- Wikipedia


* my GF and I had our first date last Mother's Day... neither of us realized what day it was (she doesn't like her mom, mine's dead) and in retrospect we were bloody lucky to get a restaurant reservation.
 
2007-02-08 07:37:27 AM
babalu87

They have banned Fathers day, for obvious reasons, among some inner cities for a while now.

What, because children don't have time to make five cards?

*tumbleweed*

Hmm. Anyhow, this is bad news. If schools stop the traditional Mother's Day card session, this means muggins here will have to go out and get one or, worse still, spend an insufferable hour of valuable drinking time supervising the child as she coats the kitchen table in glue and glitter. Damnit.

/Didn't get the Red Hot 18 subscription I asked for last Father's Day
 
2007-02-08 07:38:19 AM
fark them, I had to make a Father's Day card the year after my dad died. I was born on Mother's Day though, so that's okay.
 
2007-02-08 07:49:11 AM
We should just get rid of every holiday to appease everyone and be a society of assholes that have no fun.
 
2007-02-08 07:53:15 AM
I didn't have a mother for most of my time growing up in school. Yes that day sucked but not because of what happens in school. It is reminder every year of what you have lost and what you have been given. Keep the tradition, it helps make stronger people.
 
2007-02-08 08:47:38 AM
This is yet another example of society seeking to let a niche group believe they are special. This falls instep with handing out trophies for participation instead of victory. The business world is going to destroy these children when they enter the workforce.

No, you cannot have a promotion.
No, you cannot have a raise.
No, you cannot have an office.

You did nothing to earn them.

But I'm special! They said so!
 
2007-02-08 08:49:49 AM
http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Daily_Mail
 
2007-02-08 08:52:15 AM
melewen

When I was in school, some kids made cards for their grandmothers, stepmothers or aunts. Is that no longer a viable solution?

Exactly, my daughter usually makes them for my mom since she doesn't like her mother.
 
2007-02-08 09:04:40 AM
Jimmy James would approve.
 
2007-02-08 09:12:13 AM
This is bringing back crappy memories of the "father/daughter" dance that I was forced to attend by the shrew FHA teacher. Of course, she really did not care that my father had not been around for several years and basically went underground to avoid paying child support. My mother told me that, in so many words, "your going to have to do things your whole life as unpleasant as this, so march your happy ass up there and suck it up."

I hated everyone for awhile after that for making me go - freshman girls can be soooo cruel and it seemed that I was the target for quite awhile. But my mom was right - that was not nearly as unpleasant as firing people (okay, some people).

I don't remember the father day card issue though...I guess I can see the point but like the idea of the grandma thing.
 
2007-02-08 10:01:41 AM
The problem is that there isn't a sufficient supply of cards focusing on the mommyless child. These should solve the problem:

Dead mom (natural causes):

I'M SORRY THAT YOUR MOMMY'S DEAD
SO HERE'S A CARD THAT'S SQUARE AND RED.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

***

Dead mom (unnatural causes)

YOUR DAD SAID MOMMY "WENT AWAY"
JUST DON'T DIG IN THE BASEMENT, M'KAY?
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

***

Dad dumped mom:

YOUR MOM GOT ACED BY SOME YOUNG TRAMP
NO WONDER THAT YOUR SHEETS ARE DAMP!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

***

Mom dumped dad:

THE GARBAGEMAN HAS SUCH BIG ARMS!
NOW MOMMY'S GONE -- SET OFF ALARMS?
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
 
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