“Women's Day should be Everyday” ....Pardon me while I get up on my high horse. I am not for any day that is exclusionary and I never have much appreciated them. Why should a special day be set aside to celebrate a portion of the population pie, leaving out everybody else? Somehow I find it undemocratic to focus on a day which includes just a segment of the population. In other words we should celebrate and respect everyone on every day
Growing up I loathed it when Father’s Day came around and I have never bought a card. Now there is Grandparents Day, which I put up right there with the bumper sticker which says, “Happiness is being a grandparent” or “My kid is an honor role student ”.
I swear naming new days is a ploy of Hallmark to see more cards. Do you suppose that this is the start of a rush to name yet another day? How about a Gay Day or Straight Day, which Bi and Trans people might find objectionable. If there were a Dog Day, then cats would get pissed off. How about Paraplegic Day, leaving ambulatory people up in arms? A Red Hair Day, or Blonds Only Day (no dark roots) might bother bald folks. There is a Veterans Day but no Returned Peace Corps Volunteer day nobody to celebrate us.
Let’s just keep the old days going and delete all the new ones. I think Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the Fourth of July are fine. They have a history and don’t shout out “Look At Me”. And of course birthdays are important. But save me from yet another new day to celebrate.
I am now stepping off my high horse if I haven’t already been thrown.