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(CTV News)   School discontinues Mother's Day and Father's Day because some kids might have two moms or two dads   (ctvnews.ca) divider line 46
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2013-05-18 10:31:37 PM  
12 votes:
How about discontinuing these :"holidays" because they are bogus events made up by marketers to sell you more overpriced useless stuff?
2013-05-18 09:52:46 PM  
5 votes:
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.
2013-05-19 05:27:42 AM  
4 votes:
Of course, this is as much about single parent families as same-sex couple families (1.5M of the former vs. 64,500 of the latter). But ignoring the single parents makes for a better headline.

Also, it was a decision by the school, according to TFA. No gays requested this.
2013-05-19 01:22:07 AM  
4 votes:
The hell. Do they go to school on Sunday?
2013-05-19 07:04:28 AM  
3 votes:

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.


IMO that makes this move way overdue. It's not that we're so afraid of hurting little Johnny's or Suzy's feelings, it's just, why hurt people when you don't have to? Many kids might be going through a seriously difficult time with family upheaval ongoing. Getting these kids (not a tiny minority) to focus on the people who DO support them and how (regardless of bio relation), has got to be a good.

OTOH, this being the decade of gay rights and all, we must blame the breakdown of the nuclear family 40 years ago on today's gays, and everything PC must be there to protect the gay agenda. What else could it be? When I was a kid, all divorces were caused by selfish working moms emasculating their men with female paychecks, causing relationships to crumble, and all unwed births were due to the government stepping in and forcing ghetto families apart bodily with anti-male welfare policies. So now the narrative is that all divorces are precipitated by Dad coming out of the closet and all unwed births are lesbians pursuing artificial insemination. Such wickedness! Oh, how will traditional families survive? THINK OF THE CHILDREN!
2013-05-19 03:53:17 AM  
3 votes:
Wait a minute.
Mothers Day/Fathers Day weren't acknowledged at the schools I went to.  They just weren't.  What school acknowledges these anyway?
2013-05-19 03:50:28 AM  
3 votes:
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.
2013-05-18 09:37:54 PM  
3 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: "opting to recognize the International Day of Families instead"

I like this.  One less disruption of my routine per year.


One day a year for Mom and one day a year for Dad just too much of a burden for you?
2013-05-18 09:32:33 PM  
3 votes:
"opting to recognize the International Day of Families instead"

I like this.  One less disruption of my routine per year.
2013-05-19 09:17:07 AM  
2 votes:
Why would schools need to celebrate, or even acknowledge, either holiday? They both fall on a Sunday, and they're not even official holidays, just marketing tools for greet card companies.
2013-05-19 03:54:14 AM  
2 votes:
farking ridiculous.  My parents got divorced around the time I started school and I lived with my mom.  Not once did I end up talking to a therapist because of Father's Day.  I don't think a single one of my friends has ever met my dad.  Oh, wait.  A few might have met him at high school graduation.  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.
2013-05-19 03:46:36 AM  
2 votes:
Why do we celebrate these "parents" anyway. Thanks for crapping me out into your overpopulated, polluted craphole of a planet. Thanks at least for being white. That was a good head-start on life here. -son
2013-05-19 03:44:35 AM  
2 votes:

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.


What about the kids whose loved ones died on the Fourth of July or New Year's? Isn't that insensitive to them?
2013-05-19 02:03:16 PM  
1 votes:

hasty ambush:
It iis better we put through the progressive idea that all children belong to the state...


Celebrating something called a Day of Families promotes the idea that children belong to the state?
Mother's Day and Father's Day are fine opportunuties for families to stress the importance of good parentship. But why should they be part of elementary school culture? If that was the intention with the traditions, wouldn't the days have been placed during the schoolweek?

Social engineering agendas like this exposes the vast superiority of government run education and I cannot see why anyone would  reject it over private or home schooling.

If removing Mother's Day from school is social engineering, couldn't the same be said about introducing it in schools in the first place? Do you really need government run institutions telling your children how to feel about their parents?
2013-05-19 01:15:19 PM  
1 votes:
As a pregnant woman with a wife, I get asked about Father's Day a surprising amount.

It's very simple -- if the kid makes a Father's Day card or something at school, they can give it to my dad, their grandpa. (Wife's dad is an emotionally abusive asshat she hasn't spoken to in fifteen years, so he's not in the picture.)

No need to make a big frickin' deal over it, it's the same kind of compromise that children with divorced or deceased parents have been doing for a long time.
2013-05-19 11:12:36 AM  
1 votes:
how about we get rid of sex discrimination in the Olympics, too.  All sports, actually.  Let's get the bland lowest common denominator bandwagon rolling!  Diversity is weakness.
2013-05-19 11:11:01 AM  
1 votes:
"We have become a nation of whiny, entitled pricks."

"Yeah, it's great, isn't it?"

"Why do you say that?"

"You how much MONEY there is in catering to, kissing up to and nursing the perpetual butthurt of these spoiled wankers?"
2013-05-19 10:31:12 AM  
1 votes:

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 BELIEVE

So 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?"


It's pretty simple:

Useful people devote their time and energy into solving real problems

Useless people devote their time and energy into whining about their feelings
2013-05-19 10:16:34 AM  
1 votes:
Who the hell celebrates Mother's Day and Father's Day in school anyway?  They're on Sunday.  The stupid tag is for anyone upset by this.
2013-05-19 10:09:21 AM  
1 votes:
How about Bitter, Self-Important Asshole Day? Seems to fit a lot of people in this thread.
2013-05-19 09:39:56 AM  
1 votes:
there's a lot of jaded colorless people who think it's a big deal to take a day to appreciate the people who raised your sorry asses.
2013-05-19 09:00:45 AM  
1 votes:
with all of this gender neutral bullshiat taking place, when do we just go ahead and declare war on any language with grammatical gender and any dance form that involves a lead and a follower?  tell you what, if you're in a situation with two parents of the same sex, then i'm sure they can figure out what day they want where and call it whatever the fark they want.  this type of changing everything is pretty farking doubleplus ungood.
2013-05-19 09:00:11 AM  
1 votes:
The 13 years quote is awkward because it's melodramatic; she makes it sound like her son has been actively trying to attend a graduation ceremony for the past thirteen years.

The real embarrassing quote is this one "We've been to school with them since we were in diapers," senior Alissa Lawson said.

Most children have been potty trained for 2-3 years before kindergarten, poopy pants Alissa.
2013-05-19 08:56:18 AM  
1 votes:
and why don't we celebrate St Crispians Day anymore?
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2013-05-19 08:44:26 AM  
1 votes:

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 BELIEVE
2013-05-19 08:41:28 AM  
1 votes:

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.


You mean, the real problem is that some people give a shiat about the emotional well-being of others.

/Even the person who invented Mother's Day ended up hating it.
2013-05-19 08:32:05 AM  
1 votes:
I always thought dads got the shaft because schools just don't stay in session long enough to ever celebrate father's day.

Mother's always get the coolest things from their elementary school-aged brood, but father's get the shaft.

If but for no other reason, putting the days together would solve that as well :)
2013-05-19 08:24:34 AM  
1 votes:

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.


That's really awesome of them and I hope you let them know what it means to her. I know I always feel really awkward reaching out to someone, because I don't want to cause them pain.
2013-05-19 08:11:43 AM  
1 votes:

wilbret: Here in Atlanta, Father's day is the most confusing time of year in the public school system. Makes sense to eliminate it.


When we lived in Atlanta and was in school, Father's Day fell during summer vacation.
2013-05-19 07:44:01 AM  
1 votes:
I never realized that this was such a controversial issue for some people. For Christ's sake it just a little day to do something extra for mom and dad.
2013-05-19 07:26:05 AM  
1 votes:
for farks sake libs, come the fark on.  I assume it's libs anyways, this is the kind of PC footprint they leave behind
2013-05-19 07:22:33 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2013-05-19 05:58:21 AM  
1 votes:
Okay, biologically speaking, all kids have to have one male parent and one female parent.  Saying that a kid who is raised by two lesbian mothers is going to feel left out on Father's Day celebrations is completely ignoring that the kid has a father out there.  Same if it's a kid raised by two gay dads, it's ignoring that there is a mother out there who gave birth to that kid.  How about instead of saying "Well, maybe we should cancel our Mother's Day celebration because a very minority of the population of the school may be raised by two gay fathers.", how about the school continue on and let the child decide if they want to honor their birth mother or completely ignore the holiday completely, or to write a letter to their mother calling her a drunken high school slut who couldn't keep her legs together?
2013-05-19 05:36:40 AM  
1 votes:
Of course, every human being alive has had one mother, and one father. Just sayin'. Why not acknowledge them, even if they're dead or gone?
2013-05-19 04:45:49 AM  
1 votes:
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Won't someone please think of the children raised by wolves or aliens?
2013-05-19 04:29:32 AM  
1 votes:
Funny how those demanding equality expect exclusivity.
2013-05-19 04:16:16 AM  
1 votes:
My kids just usually draw me a picture or write me a note or something like that on Father's day and do similar things for my wife. I generally try to make sure I give my Mom a call because if I don't, she'll pull some guilt trip nonsense the next time I talk to her about not calling her on Mother's day.
2013-05-19 04:13:54 AM  
1 votes:
How the hell could this make kids in "non-traditional" families feel left out? Two moms, two dads, two sets of cheesy Hallmark cards and cheesy gifts, BFD.
2013-05-19 03:57:25 AM  
1 votes:
And Fathers Day is like June 50th.  Typical schools aren't even in session.
Am I being trolled?
2013-05-19 03:47:41 AM  
1 votes:
This just gives unnecessary ammunition to Christianists. And it's stupid anyways.
2013-05-19 03:43:48 AM  
1 votes:
Gah...yes. Get rid of it all.  If you raise your kids right, you'll know you're appreciated.

Get rid of both the silly holidays.  As a single dad, I'm way to busy to pretend to care about burnt toast and runny eggs.

/Okay, I appreciate it, but I'd rather get an extra hour of sleep or drinking the night before.
2013-05-19 03:40:29 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-05-19 03:38:16 AM  
1 votes:

This About That: How about discontinuing these :"holidays" because they are bogus events made up by marketers to sell you more overpriced useless stuff?


Right you are comrade, there should be only one day of rest (the day when our Great Leader was born). We must work every day for the success of our glorious mother/fatherland...
2013-05-19 01:57:32 AM  
1 votes:
Why do we make such a big deal out of this kind of nonsense?

Mothersday and Fathersday are stupid. They get people overly emotional for absolutely no reason at all.
2013-05-18 11:44:41 PM  
1 votes:

This About That: How about discontinuing these :"holidays" because they are bogus events made up by marketers to sell you more overpriced useless stuff?


Second.
2013-05-18 10:13:45 PM  
1 votes:
For fark's sake, unless they are orphans one of the days is going to apply to them.

And if they are orphans, "International Day of families" isn't just going to remind them that they don't have parents, but that they also lack any traditional familial structure at all.
 
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