Old Blog Post

Back when I had one blog, I posted this piece for Father’s Day. I thought I’d share it again.

Imagine, if you will, a Mother’s Day card that talks about mom being a bad housekeeper. “You keep us fed, even if the house is a disaster. Happy Mother’s Day!”

Or how about this one? “Moms are great for being sure that we are clothed and fed, even if we have to make our own lunch. Happy Mother’s Day!”

That’s no good for your mom? How about this? “We always knew right from wrong, Mom, because you were around…” (inside:) “…to nag us to death! Happy Mother’s Day!”

Okay, what about mom’s cooking? “Happy Mother’s Day to a woman who knows how to put dinner on the table…” “…as long as it’s takeout! Sorry you burn the water when you boil it! Happy Mother’s Day!”

Imagine the uproar over Mother’s Day cards like this! 60 Minutes would have an expose about how gender discrimination has creeped into the most innocent of holidays: Mother’s Day. We’re supposed to be honoring our mothers! What’s this garbage?

But gender discrimination has, indeed, creeped into the most innocent of holidays. It’s here on Father’s Day.

Allow me to give a few examples of some of the cards I found at Hallmark while looking for Father’s Day cards.

First, a card with three cartoon panels on the front:

First, a young man asking his father, “Dad, can I borrow the keys to the car?”

Father: “Ask your mother.”

Second, same young man asking his father, “What time should I be home tonight?”

Father: “Ask your mother.”

Last, same young man asking his father, “Dad, what do you think?”

Father: “Ask your mother.”

Inside: “Happy Father’s Day to the ultimate authority.”

ha. ha. ha.

Stroll on over to my other blog (which has become more the political outlet for me), and then don’t forget to call your dad today!
Happy reading, and happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. You are appreciated, and you don’t deserve that kind of treatment. And there are a lot of us out here who are trying to help you get the respect you deserve back again. Keep fighting the good fight, men!

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