Has PC officially gone mad?
An early childhood activist wants Father’s Day to be renamed ‘Special Person’s Day’.
Dr Red Ruby Scarlet is pushing for the annual day on the first Sunday in September to be renamed so children without fathers aren’t offended, reports Daily Mail.
The activist, with a doctorate in early childhood studies, is wondering why the idea is so controversial.
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‘Why are we calling this political correctness when in fact it’s about our rights?,’ Dr Scarlet told Today Tonight.
‘There’s a lot of Australian research that has actually informed a lot of international research … that has demonstrated children’s capacity to be really inclusive once they know about these ideas and they think, ‘Wow, why are people seeing this as a controversy?.’
Today Tonight host Rosanna Mangiarelli had asked why little kids needed to be social justice warriors.
However Dr Scarlet, who insisted that was her real name, said families without fathers weren’t opposed to the idea.
‘We have single parent families, satellite families, extended families, lesbian and gay families,’ she said.
‘There’s a range of different communities across Australia.’
New South Wales Liberal minister David Elliott, who hails from Sydney’s Hills District, said ‘rubbish’ like would only incite extremists.
‘Can’t believe that someone who professes to be ‘enlightened’ would advocate such crap’,’ he said.
‘People still celebrate fatherhood even after their father and grandfathers have passed away, in fact for many people Father’s Day is a wonderful time of reflecting and remembering.’
He added renaming Father’s Day was like getting rid of Anzac Day so draft dodgers weren’t offended or scrapping Labour Day to spare conservatives from being upset.
‘Dr Red Ruby Scarlet – you are the offensive one. May we should start a campaign to address that,’ he told his Facebook followers.
So no more Mother’s Day either? Is this totally crazy? Or do we need to evolve with today’s family unit?
MoM’s had their say
Ella said, “People need to harden up and stop being so PC about every little thing in their life.”
Elizabeth said, “No, leave it alone, have another day for special persons day but leave the traditional days alone!!!!!!!! If it isn’t broken it won’t need fixing!!!!!!”
Lea said, “My dad deserves Father’s Day!!! He is the best dad ever!!! My kids dad deserves it because he would move heaven and earth for his kids!!! Don’t change it FFS!! Just because some dads are arseholes doesn’t mean all are!!!”
Helen said, “I cannot understand the urge to change every thing now,why are people so unhappy with every thing.”
Megan said, “Are they going to change Mother’s Day as well. What about kids that don’t have a mum.”
Kristy summed it up well, “Omg when will it end?”
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