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Old 05-30-2012, 09:07 PM
 
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I am personally offended as a man that this whole idea to celebrate single mothers on Father's Day is being widely accepted. It seems as though we are seeing an increasing degradation of men in this country and across the world. We are now seeing websites like this...Happy Father's Day Mom - Home, that in my opinion continue to put emphasis on mothers being celebrated on Father's Day. I think the fact that this is becoming commercialized is a big problem. Why is it okay to celebrate this? What is there really to celebrate? Should we celebrate the single parents? Sure, but to make this seem as though being single mothers is becoming 'normal' and a mother can somehow be a father is ridiculous.

No matter how much those mothers do for their children, it will never replace what a father can do. By continuing perpetuating this idea that mothers can be a mother and a father, it completely closes the door on fathers being deemed necessary. Not only that, but what if the father actually turns their life around and tries to become a part of that child's life. You just spent years basically teaching that child that his father is not important or necessary, now how will that child view their father?
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:08 PM
 
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Sounds like they want to double dip.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:10 PM
 
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It's being widely accepted? I'd never heard of it before.

Seems silly, though. Just looks like a marketing scheme.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:11 PM
 
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Should Single Mothers Be Celebrated on Father's Day?
No, that is what mothers day is for. Should single fathers be celebrated on Mothers day? Of course not.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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No.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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Is it that serious for you to be offended? You must really love fathers day. Personally I love Halloween
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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Is it that serious for you to be offended? You must really love fathers day. Personally I love Halloween
So........you are progeny of pumpkin?
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:16 PM
 
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I am personally offended as a man that this whole idea to celebrate single mothers on Father's Day is being widely accepted. It seems as though we are seeing an increasing degradation of men in this country and across the world. We are now seeing websites like this...Happy Father's Day Mom - Home, that in my opinion continue to put emphasis on mothers being celebrated on Father's Day. I think the fact that this is becoming commercialized is a big problem. Why is it okay to celebrate this? What is there really to celebrate? Should we celebrate the single parents? Sure, but to make this seem as though being single mothers is becoming 'normal' and a mother can somehow be a father is ridiculous.

No matter how much those mothers do for their children, it will never replace what a father can do. By continuing perpetuating this idea that mothers can be a mother and a father, it completely closes the door on fathers being deemed necessary. Not only that, but what if the father actually turns their life around and tries to become a part of that child's life. You just spent years basically teaching that child that his father is not important or necessary, now how will that child view their father?
I've never heard of it. But I don't think the idea is to replace the role of a father but to recognize that the mother IS doing both roles as a SINGLE parent. It's obviously giving recognition for a mom or dad that plays both roles 365 24/7.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:19 PM
 
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I am personally offended as a man that this whole idea to celebrate single mothers on Father's Day is being widely accepted. It seems as though we are seeing an increasing degradation of men in this country and across the world. We are now seeing websites like this...Happy Father's Day Mom - Home, that in my opinion continue to put emphasis on mothers being celebrated on Father's Day. I think the fact that this is becoming commercialized is a big problem. Why is it okay to celebrate this? What is there really to celebrate? Should we celebrate the single parents? Sure, but to make this seem as though being single mothers is becoming 'normal' and a mother can somehow be a father is ridiculous.

No matter how much those mothers do for their children, it will never replace what a father can do. By continuing perpetuating this idea that mothers can be a mother and a father, it completely closes the door on fathers being deemed necessary. Not only that, but what if the father actually turns their life around and tries to become a part of that child's life. You just spent years basically teaching that child that his father is not important or necessary, now how will that child view their father?
Who cares what a few people think. Father day is for male fathers to most.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:19 PM
 
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Sure if the father cared that much about father's day he should have stuck around. Celebrating fathers day for an absentee father is like showing up to work only on payday.
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