You've likely heard of this by now, but schools in Scotland have banned students from making Father's Day Cards. Read the article here.
The reason the school states is that Father's Day is insensitive to children who live with a single-mother or lesbian family. Yet Mother's Day is still A-OK.
I just have a few questions:
2. Why isn't Mother's Day insensitive to children who live in single-father families (hey, it happens) and children who live with gay parents?
3. Is it insensitive to children who do have fathers not to be able to make something for them?
4. Is the Principal a single mom?
5. Should these children who live with two mommies not be allowed to make two Mother's Day cards because it would be insensitive to kids with one mommy?
6. Would a "Parent's Day" be out of the question since some children are orphans and live in foster homes?
7. Why do we ban things in the first place? Remember tamagotchis, pokemon cards, pogs and currently silly bands? Honestly, kids will just find something else. Why restrict?
On a serious note, wouldn't it be terrible to be a dad and be told that your kid wasn't allowed to make a card for you? If we accommodate every, minuscule minority, we'll end up not being able to do anything. If we are to have a pluralistic society, (which we affirm that we have) differing view points are to be heard, not suppressed. Insensitivity becomes less insensitive when everyone is permitted their "insensitive" opinion.
Do you think it's insensitive to make Father's Day cards? Why do you think Mother's Day is exempt from this? How much should political-correctness restrain daily activities?