Happy Fathers Day, Mother? Not!
When it comes to honoring the noble and valuable role that women play in our world, are we bending over backwards so far, we’re falling on our rears by becoming man-haters? According to this blog, some in our world are insisting that men pay for the wrongdoings of previous generations of men who degraded women. Until men’ve thoroughly paid for the sins of their fathers and grandfathers, they say, the belittling will continue.
I’m saddened by the way men are portrayed on TV and in movies. Think Homer Simpson, that donut-lovin’ national symbol of buffoonery. The father in Malcolm in the Middle, a little boy married to a strong, wise woman who really ran the show.
I agree with this blogger that this is NOT true equality. And equality won’t happen until BOTH genders are honored and treated with respect.
For those of us in the United States, last Sunday was Father’s Day. This is a day set aside in the U.S., as well as 57 other countries, to honor fathers and the concept of fatherhood. After all, none of us would be here if it weren’t for a father of some kind, even if his role only lasted for a few seconds.
But on Sunday, Father’s Day was hijacked.
The video, included below with a commentary by a gentleman who strongly disagreed with it so you can hear both sides of the issue, featured several adult children of single mothers discussing their mother’s hardships as she struggled to raise her children by herself. Most of them said she was both father and mother to them. At the end of the commercial, each person interviewed ended with, “Happy Father’s Day, Mom.”
Now, please understand that I admire single…
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