jtown: farking ridiculous. ... Non-nucular families weren't exotic in the 70s and 80s and the sure as Hell aren't unusual now. Heck, when I was a kid, a family with mom dad and 2.3 happy kids were the exception.
BarkingUnicorn: "opting to recognize the International Day of Families instead"I like this. One less disruption of my routine per year.
HotWingAgenda: Bathia_Mapes: Some kids may not have a mom or a dad. Father's Day was a painful time for my son back when he was in school.This. Or, some kids may have one or two abusive parents that they do not appreciate being reminded of. The only holidays I choose to celebrate are Independence Day and New Year's.
hasty ambush: It iis better we put through the progressive idea that all children belong to the state...
ramblinwreck: Marquis de Sod: golem222: The real problem is the erosion of tradition to appease a small minority group. Look i know that if your parents are gay it might be uncomfortable for you to celebrate these days, after all its just one more reminder of the abnormality of your situation. Or if a parent passed away the day might be sad for you, however for the vast majority these situations do not apply.THIS WHAT BIGOTS ACTUALLY BELIEVESo you're saying if one person is offended or gets triggered by a made up holiday we should just cancel the whole thing? How do people like you ever have fun? Do you actively seek out how you're being victimized? Are you constantly on the lookout for others exhibiting behaviors that need "correction?"
golem222: The real problem is the erosion of tradition to appease a small minority group. Look i know that if your parents are gay it might be uncomfortable for you to celebrate these days, after all its just one more reminder of the abnormality of your situation. Or if a parent passed away the day might be sad for you, however for the vast majority these situations do not apply.
I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: Maybe instead of Mother's Day and Father's Day, they could recognize Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day. Honor all parents, instead of just yours, and maybe the students can learn something about apostrophes while they're at it.Mother's Day CSB: I talked to my mom yesterday, and she told me she got a Mother's Day card from the other three members of my brother's longtime band. This August will be five years since my brother killed himself, and it brings my mom to tears when his friends still think of her, even if it's just a card.
wilbret: Here in Atlanta, Father's day is the most confusing time of year in the public school system. Makes sense to eliminate it.
Bathia_Mapes: Some kids may not have a mom or a dad. Father's Day was a painful time for my son back when he was in school.
This About That: How about discontinuing these :"holidays" because they are bogus events made up by marketers to sell you more overpriced useless stuff?
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