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HuffPo High-Schooler with Lesbian Moms Feels Left Out of Father’s Day

Abby Bergman has an ax to grind. An LGBT activist “all her life,” according  to her bio, the high  school junior is also the daughter of a lesbian couple, and as a result …  thinks we should chuck Father’s Day out the window.

Bergman just wrote a Father’s Day piece (read, an anti-Father’s Day piece)  for the Huffington Post called “Celebrating Father’s Day  With Two Moms,” in which she whined that the traditional holiday was not  quite inclusive enough. Although nothing stopped her from honoring “all the  typical ‘father things’ that my moms do for me every day,” Bergman still managed  to gripe.

She  began by complaining that she felt “left out” when her grade school classmates  made Father’s Day gifts. This “separated” her from her friends who had dads, she  pouted.  “I continued to participate in the festivities and even once  brought an uncle to a father’s day party,” Bergman explained. “While I love my  uncle, ultimately it is weird to honor my uncle on Father’s Day, just because  he’s a man,” she admitted.

Bergman also didn’t like the fact that her friends were part of a  daddy-daughter group she couldn’t participate in. “I wanted to join, my friends  seemed like they were having a lot of fun.” But finding a “male figure” in her  life to join with her was “really unappealing” to Bergman.

Her conclusion? Not that every  child deserves both a father and mother – not at all. Bergman would  rather see male-specific parent appreciation days – like Father’s Day – get  scratched off the calendar. “I don’t deny that we need a day to recognize our  parents – maybe even more than one,” claimed Bergman, “But in our modern society  shouldn’t we be able to celebrate a holiday that includes everyone? Families  come in all shapes and sizes.”

Dads don’t deserve a day specially dedicated to them, it seems. Bergman  argued that we shouldn’t be “pressured by society (and Hallmark) to recognize a  parent of a particular gender.”  What would she prefer? Well, she would  really like it “if we all use every day to thank and honor all of our  parents.”

A world where nobody gets honored for anything special – just everybody gets  honored everyday for everything? Sure, Abby, that sounds great. Of course, she  didn’t actually ever mention getting rid of Mother’s Day – but maybe that  wouldn’t fly so well with her “two moms.”

Read more:  http://newsbusters.org/blogs/lauren-enk/2013/06/17/huffpo-high-schooler-lesbian-moms-feels-left-out-fathers-day#ixzz2WZzyM1PJ