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Old 05-15-2015, 01:11 PM
 
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The only child-free day that we (child-free) currently celebrate is International Child-free Day on August 1st of each year (International Childfree Day | Celebrating Childfree Men and Women Around the World). But, as a child-free woman, I think child-free women and child-free men should have their own celebratory days rather than being lumped into one celebratory day (August 1st). I think Child-free Women's Day should be celebrated on the first Sunday in June and Child-free Men's Day should be celebrated on the second Sunday in June. (Father's Day is the third Sunday in June.)

So here are my questions to child-free C-D members (parents are free to offer their input as well):

1. Should we establish and start celebrating Child-free Women's Day and Child-free Men's Day?

2. If no, then why not, and if yes, then what dates would you recommend?

By the way, we don't need congressional approval to establish celebratory days; all we need is our own approval, no one else's. I'll be gathering opinions and input from at least 20 30 other child-free forums, blogs, websites, etc. over the next couple of months as I would like to have a definitive answer no later than the end of this year .
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:44 PM
 
Location: NC
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The point of mother's day and father's day is not to celebrate an attribute related to having/not having children. It is to celebrate what a mother or a father gives of themselves to their children. It also provides an opportunity for the children to express that. I'm not knocking being child-free, but what does that celebrate in and of itself?

Childfree people do give of themselves to friends, colleagues, pets, the environment, charities, etc. but that would be too many separate celebrations to lump together as one. And you would need to include people who are parents in those groups as well.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:47 PM
 
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The only child-free day that we (child-free) currently celebrate is International Child-free Day on August 1st of each year (International Childfree Day | Celebrating Childfree Men and Women Around the World). But, as a child-free woman, I think child-free women and child-free men should have their own celebratory days rather than being lumped into one celebratory day (August 1st). I think Child-free Women's Day should be celebrated on the first Sunday in June and Child-free Men's Day should be celebrated on the second Sunday in June. (Father's Day is the third Sunday in June.)

So here are my questions to child-free C-D members (parents are free to offer their input as well):

1. Should we establish and start celebrating Child-free Women's Day and Child-free Men's Day?

2. If no, then why not, and if yes, then what dates would you recommend?

By the way, we don't need congressional approval to establish celebratory days; all we need is our own approval, no one else's. I'll be gathering opinions and input from at least 20 30 other child-free forums, blogs, websites, etc. over the next couple of months as I would like to have a definitive answer no later than the end of this year .
I think it's a great idea. You could pair it with a green effort because every less child means more oxygen for the rest of us
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:48 PM
 
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The only child-free day that we (child-free) currently celebrate is International Child-free Day on August 1st of each year (International Childfree Day | Celebrating Childfree Men and Women Around the World). But, as a child-free woman, I think child-free women and child-free men should have their own celebratory days rather than being lumped into one celebratory day (August 1st). I think Child-free Women's Day should be celebrated on the first Sunday in June and Child-free Men's Day should be celebrated on the second Sunday in June. (Father's Day is the third Sunday in June.)

So here are my questions to child-free C-D members (parents are free to offer their input as well):

1. Should we establish and start celebrating Child-free Women's Day and Child-free Men's Day?

2. If no, then why not, and if yes, then what dates would you recommend?

By the way, we don't need congressional approval to establish celebratory days; all we need is our own approval, no one else's. I'll be gathering opinions and input from at least 20 30 other child-free forums, blogs, websites, etc. over the next couple of months as I would like to have a definitive answer no later than the end of this year .
Hallmark votes YES.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:52 PM
 
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OMG really??? Get over your child-free self!! Mothers Day is to honor your mother, same for Fathers day. Why not have rat owners day also???
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:55 PM
 
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It saddens me greatly how child-free people are often persecuted for their lifestyle choice </sarcasm>.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:57 PM
 
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I don't understand the point of having a "childfree day".
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:23 PM
 
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OMG really??? Get over your child-free self!! Mothers Day is to honor your mother, same for Fathers day. Why not have rat owners day also???

Well, January 21st is Squirrel Appreciation Day (https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/s...reciation-day/) and we all know that squirrels are rodents, just like rats, so......

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I don't understand the point of having a "childfree day".
To celebrate the fact that we have chosen to NOT give in to societal pressure to bring unwanted children into a world that already has millions of unwanted, unloved, neglected, homeless, and abused children already. Clearly parenthood is not for everyone. At least child-free people have the guts to say "no" to parenthood rather than blindly obeying societal pressure to have kids regardless of whether or not you're capable of being a responsible and loving parent.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:01 PM
 
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Well, January 21st is Squirrel Appreciation Day (https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/s...reciation-day/) and we all know that squirrels are rodents, just like rats, so......



To celebrate the fact that we have chosen to NOT give in to societal pressure to bring unwanted children into a world that already has millions of unwanted, unloved, neglected, homeless, and abused children already. Clearly parenthood is not for everyone. At least child-free people have the guts to say "no" to parenthood rather than blindly obeying societal pressure to have kids regardless of whether or not you're capable of being a responsible and loving parent.
I agree with you totally, and I am already seeing some "hit dogs" here. Let the fray commence.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:23 PM
 
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Celebrate whatever you want. There is an International Pancake Day, after all. But how would you celebrate? Giving a gift to yourself? Throwing a party? Okay, have at it. You could boycott Mother's and Father's Days too.

I don't see childfree holidays becoming mainstream (parades, etc.) or nationally recognized. Society needs children to perpetuate itself.
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