(For fun I’ve decided to include some audio from previous years.)
Yesterday was Father’s Day.
Here are some tweets I saw on the day:
“happy father’s day to all the real fathers out there.. not just paying child support but paying attention!”
“[censored] you, to all the deadbeat dads”
These tweets express the idea that Father’s Day is a day for fathers to commit themselves to being involved in the lives of their children.
However, Mother’s Day is never seen as a day for mothers to rededicate themselves to being better mothers. Mother’s Day is solely a day to honor mothers.
It doesn’t matter if the woman should not have had a child or if she is abusive.
I don’t like the idea of Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. We should not encourage procreation. We should not honor a human who created another human more than we honor one who has not.
However, if we are going to honor those who breed, we should honor them evenly.
If we want to have a national criticize parents/parental awareness day, I am okay with that.