How about NO: People say Santa should now be female or gender neutral

From Daily Mirror: Many will always think of Father Christmas a jolly white-bearded fellow with a penchant for wearing red and eating treats left beside the chimney.

But now people are wondering whether Santa needs an update for modern times, as one company has offered the possibility of Father Christmas becoming a gender neutral person.

GraphicSprings, a logo creation company, polled 400 people from the US and UK about potential ways to modernise Santa, using the top suggestions to poll a further 4,000 people on how they envision him.

In total over one quarter (27 per cent) of respondents reckon he should be rebranded as female or gender neutral, according to 6 ABC.

Over on social media the results of the survey have had mixed reactions, with some claiming the idea is “ridiculous”, while others don’t understand the point in arguing over a made up character.

But given Santa Claus is a fictional character designed simply to make Christmas fun for the kids, does it really matter what’s underneath his signature red outfit?

The issue of what gender Santa should be has taken on a new significance in recent times, as people on social media and even politicians are taking a stance on the issue.

Arun Chandran, an Independent councillor for Newton Aycliffe in County Durham, moved to ban female Santa Claus impersonators from taking part in an annual winter parade last month, after two women volunteered for the job. He said that the concept of a female Santa Claus was “a form of political correctness,” adding that it was “a male role”, according to Metro.

Piers Morgan also chimed in on the subject, saying on Good Morning Britain in response to the story last month: “He’s called Father Christmas! The world’s gone nuts.

Negative opinions on the matter hasn’t stopped some people moving forward with a different take on the traditionally male character.

Ponsonby Central, a shopping complex in Auckland, New Zealand, unveiled a Santa Claus modelled on Mary Poppins, complete wearing knickers and fishnet stockings last month. According to Stuff.co.nz , the staff at Ponsonby Central and Blunt said their representation of Santa can be Mary Poppins or whatever race/gender/persuasion they prefer.

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Dr. Eowyn
Admin
7 months ago

If BBC can cast a black Nigerian as a historically white and blonde English queen, then Santa Claus can be made a female or genderless!

https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/pc-lunacy-bbc-cast-black-nigerian-actress-as-english-queen

TrailDust
Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Ha! And what does that make Mrs. Claus?! A lesbian spouse?

William
William
7 months ago

There is no such thing as “gender neutral”. We are one or the other. Just another example of white men being under erasure. They should have asked the respondents WHY they think Santa Claus should be female. How is making him female “modernizing” Christmas? And why stop with SC, what about the reindeer and the elves? How about Jesus? Maybe, just maybe, that would be a step too far

William
William
7 months ago
Reply to  DCG

I’ll have to get me one of them. Must keep up with the opinion shapers

Alma
Alma
7 months ago

What happened to dear ole hohoho? Santa, that chubby white bearded fellow that works all year long to bring gifts to all, and the Mrs. Claus that bids him adieu as he steps on the sleigh and hushes Rudolph to make the deadline, ohhhhh, that Mrs. Claus, that sweet adorable wife, cooking batches of cookies for the elves that so diligently work to wrap the gifts away. Yes, Virginia, and Tommy, and Pedro, and Yu Yan, there is a Christmas, for all whom believe the child Jesus was born to light the way, that is the real Christmas, and not… Read more »

William
William
7 months ago
Reply to  Alma

Santa Claus is fit as a fiddle but the commie snowflakes want to castrate him and take Christ out of Christmas and turn it into a bland meaningless “holiday season” when people run up massive credit card debt. They will fail. A special merry Christmas to Yu Yan. Chinese Christians are persecuted so unlike most of us they walk the walk

cogitoergosumantra
cogitoergosumantra
7 months ago

I’m guessing what the progie lunatics will put forth is a trannie person of color who rode in from Uranus on a unicorn (I *won’t* think about where the horn was placed en route).