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.

‘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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  • This is the problem. Scenarios like this will never end, because it is always minority groups who are offended and feel that their rights are greater than the majority of people who are happy with the way things are, because the minors feel they are being treated poorly and get offended at any given situation. Someone gets offended and feels unloved or left out and so they start to believe that it’s in their interest and the benefit of the minority to do them a favour in campaigning for these ridiculous changes in otherwise normal family events. Leave everything alone, it doesn’t need to be changed and is an insult to fathers and parents alike. As Sir Winston Churchill once stated, ‘The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.


  • don’t do that! this is really getting ridiculous! All the little snowflakes are offended but maybe we should be thinking of ways to mend the family unit instead of accommodating for the dysfunction that is left behind as a consequence of families breaking down.


  • This looks really exaggerated to me!


  • I think as long as we’re sensitive towards those without a father, it’s okay.


  • How ridiculous – great to see the support on this board for the retention of father’s day.


  • Dr Red Ruby Scarlet this crap you are voicing is hardly worth the air space …if you want to cancel Father’s Day go right ahead and cancel it in your little family group but DO NOT push your ridiculous views on the rest of us.
    On Father’s Day in our family we remember and reflect on the children’s grandfather’s, the children spend special time with their dad as a family, they also give a gift, card and spend time with their Godfather/Uncle.

    • Well said Cherz – Father’s Day extends to all males in families and to males that step in and step to be a father figure to children.

      • Oops should read – step in and step up!


  • I enjoyed reading the common sense responses to this article.


  • I believe in all days being celebrated, Mother’s Day & Father’s Days and more. The more the merrier and the better.


  • My dad died when I was one and a half. Father’s day never offended me. All my father’s day crap just went to grandad instead. It bothers me more that shops flog $400 power tools for father’s day and $9 slippers for mothers day. I was sometimes sad that I missed out on all the dad stuff but taking it away from other kids will achieve absolutely nothing.


  • I don’t like celebrate mother or Father’s Day because there’s a lot of kids without


  • How silly. If they want a special person day then get one. There is a day for almost everything now.


  • Fathers day and Mothers day are perfectly fine with me and I know a big deal for my kids, they love it. When those who miss that Father or Mother I would suggest they can celebrate a special person on that day. I see that happening around me by single parents anyway.


  • This is so wrong, growing up we just gave mum a present for Father’s Day and as for me wondered what my father was doing. It can be hard when a certain parent is not there but all children cope with this. It is the adults who have a problem with this. Same as religious days, people want these changed too.


  • Leave Father’s Day for fathers, and appoint another day for Special Person’s Day – problem solved.


  • It’s Father’s Day! Get the f***k over it and don’t mess with it.


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