Mother’s Day Controversy

24 hours ago I posted a single face slap emoji 🤦🏼‍♀️on a post about changing the name of the Mother’s Day celebration to something more inclusive like grown ups who love us day.

Now whether you agree with me on the topic of changing it or not, listen to how far out of control peoples opinions of me have been. Keep in mind the post was about being INCLUSIVE.

First reaction I got was that I was a b word.

Second reaction I got was that I was small minded and the poster took a moment to explain what exactly the event was since clearly I couldn’t figure that out myself (sarcasm).

Cut to this morning:

Also, a privileged white woman’s opinion doesn’t fall under the inclusion umbrella like you seem to think it does.

All this from a 🤦🏼‍♀️ emoji?

Lately stuff like this has caused me road rage level reactions. Blood boiling rage where I want to throw things at people.

Throughout this discussion I have remained calm reminding each person that my peaceful emoji post while contradicting their opinion is still a valid reaction to the post. Whether they agree with me or not Facebook is a public platform and I have the freedom to voice my opinion on what I see coming across my feed.

By attacking my “peaceful protest” of this change they themselves are being exclusive and not empathetic to my situation. It’s downright hypocritical to preach inclusion and yet exclude me from the conversation.

Side note: by adjusting events like this to be “inclusive” you by definition aren’t being inclusive.

Playing devils advocate here and not weighing in on either side of the argument…

There is a certain part of the population that is not supporting for all types of lifestyles that are being celebrated in this inclusion. Whether you agree with that or not, by including everyone you in a sense are making the people with opposing opinions uncomfortable by celebrating things they don’t want to celebrate.

The only completely neutral response to something like this is for schools to step back and not celebrate this event at all. Let individuals celebrate their own version of Mother’s Day or thank you grown ups day outside of school.

Also how funny is it that the first Mother’s Day was held in a church to honor a woman’s mother in 1907 and yet the first Father’s Day wasn’t celebrated until about 3 years later in 1910!

Published by Patty Gordon

I’m Patty Gordon, a 40+ year old school lunch lady married to a crane mechanic. Our days are anything but normal as he works “construction worker hours” and I take care of our two elementary school aged kids, Chihuahua Mr Biggs, Pitbull Cali, and French Bulldog MooMoo. I blogged a few years ago under different names but have landed with the 365MomMe.com name this time around. The term 365MomMe comes from the idea that I’m a mom and I’m me 365 days a year. Kids call me Mommy but I see myself as MomMe.

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