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Woman Wants to Change the Name of ‘Father’s Day’ — And Her Suggested Replacement Is Far From ‘Special’

An early childhood activist wants Father’s Day to be renamed ‘Special Person’s Day’.

Dr Red Ruby Scarlet is pushing for the annual day on the first Sunday in September to be renamed so children without fathers aren’t offended.

During an interview with Adelaide’s “Today Tonight” TV news show, Scarlet was asked if “Special Persons’ Day” was just for children without dads.

Scarlet replied:

“There are children who have a dad, who also have a grandfather, and also have an auntie and also have other kinds of relatives.

There are also a huge range of different family structures. So we have single-parent families, satellite families, extended families, lesbian and gay families.”

The activist, with a doctorate in early childhood studies, is wondering why the idea is so controversial.

‘Why are we calling this political correctness when in fact it’s about our rights?,’ Dr Scarlet told Today Tonight.

‘There’s a lot of Australian research that has actually informed a lot of international research … that has demonstrated children’s capacity to be really inclusive once they know about these ideas and they think, ‘Wow, why are people seeing this as a controversy?.’

Today Tonight host Rosanna Mangiarelli had asked why little kids needed to be social justice warriors.

However Dr Scarlet, who insisted that was her real name, said families without fathers weren’t opposed to the idea.

‘We have single parent families, satellite families, extended families, lesbian and gay families,’ she said.

‘There’s a range of different communities across Australia.’

New South Wales Liberal minister David Elliott, who hails from Sydney’s Hills District, said ‘rubbish’ like this would only incite extremists.

‘Can’t believe that someone who professes to be ‘enlightened’ would advocate such crap’,’ he said.

‘People still celebrate fatherhood even after their father and grandfathers have passed away, in fact for many people Father’s Day is a wonderful time of reflecting and remembering.’

He added renaming Father’s Day was like getting rid of Anzac Day so draft dodgers weren’t offended or scrapping Labour Day to spare conservatives from being upset.

‘Dr Red Ruby Scarlet – you are the offensive one. May we should start a campaign to address that,’ he told his Facebook followers.

Further, Scarlet’s politically correct campaign in the name of not offending others will still undoubtedly offend a lot of families.

Scarlet doesn’t appear to have a campaign that wants to rename “Mother’s Day,” though. So much for ‘equality and fairness.’

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  1. Frank J Panzer Jr

    August 27, 2017 at 1:43 am

    Another dingbat

  2. maggie.orlando

    August 27, 2017 at 1:46 am

    There is no child with out a father on this earth. The father just might live with them or what ever but they have a FATHER somewhere. This is sad.

  3. Vic Bailey

    August 27, 2017 at 1:48 am

    WHO left the door open on all the rubber rooms? The NUTS are getting out Danger, Danger, Danger!!!!! Semper Fi.

  4. Rita

    August 27, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Ya me tienen cansada esta bola de tarados. Leave things alone you want to do it do it in your home, quit trying to impose things on people. We don’t go in your house and tell you how to run your household or how you should call your family members, so stay out of everybody else’s business.

  5. Sal belardo

    August 27, 2017 at 1:52 am

    If she wants it to be the first Sunday in September what does that have to do with changing Fathers Day! I think we can have both with not much of a problem!

  6. Kimberly Tell

    August 27, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Leave Father’s Day Alone!! Just because she’s got a problem with it doesn’t mean the rest of the world got a problem with it. Don’t Begudge us people with Fathers (Alive or Deceased) with Your Hangup.


    August 27, 2017 at 1:59 am

    yep I agree with you vic………………they need to leave the holidays to hell alone and since when is Father’s Day in September?????…………..not anytime I remember in America

  8. Strongbow

    August 27, 2017 at 2:09 am

    Just like participation trophies, the snowflakes always want something for showing up. If they want to add another “day” that I won’t pay any attention to, fine. But like standing to respect the Flag, Father’s Day was created to respect Fathers. Pass out the Haldol!

  9. Ziggy

    August 27, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Well, isn’t THAT special….

  10. Jeff Bolling

    August 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    These morons are always looking for cheap publicity, so they say the stupidest things in order to get attention. She’ll end up in a straitjacket like all the other psychos.

  11. paulette

    August 27, 2017 at 5:11 pm


  12. Michael Riley

    August 27, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Does she want to change Mother’s Day also? Where do these idiots come up with this crap!

  13. john doe

    August 28, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Fuck this cunt!…….I pray every Fathers Day that I could have my Dad back!


    August 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Do they want to do away with mothers day? This is why our country is in the trouble it is!People are offended at everything

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