Good grief, liberals are a whiny bunch. Why y’all always trying to control others’ language?
From NY Post: Haters say this un-PC mother deserves a lump of coal for Christmas.
An unnamed mom in Plymouth, England, says she’s being ridiculed online for calling Santa Claus “Father Christmas,” instead of a gender-neutral equivalent, PlymouthLive reports.
The local mother says she was discussing a kids’ Christmas book in a Facebook group when she used the name — and commenters began ridiculing her for it, telling her to use “Santa” instead.
“Santa is now seen as gender neutral,” the woman writes. “I was only referring to the book ‘Father Christmas’ by Raymond Briggs,” she says, adding, “but it’s left me a little confused/on edge about what we are aloud [sic] to say.”
Some defended the mom’s name choice. “Father Christmas is fine!” another mom wrote in the group. “We have always used that in our family!! Use what YOU want.”
“Carry on calling him Father Christmas, it’s your choice,” responded another.
One dad agreed on the premise of maintaining a British tradition. “It is Father Christmas, we are English not American! This gender neutral stuff is way out of hand,” he said.
The name Santa Claus is not as popular in England, where many Brits use “Father Christmas” or “Saint Nicholas.”
Others were firmly against the name, though. “I must be the only one who hates ‘Father Christmas’, I much prefer ‘Santa/Santa Claus,’ plus it’s easier for littlies to say,” writes one parent.
The mom who wrote ‘Father Christmas’ in the Facebook group, however, has decided to adopt the gender-neutral name. “I have a small child and don’t really want to raise him saying ‘Father Christmas’ if it’s hurtful to some,” she says.
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