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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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Celine Dion launches gender-neutral children’s clothing line to “encourage dialogue of equality”

So women are supposed to be proud of their gender yet teach their children to be gender neutral? Pick a side proggies and try to be consistent with your messaging.

From People Magazine: Céline Dion is passing on her love of fashion to the next generation.

The stylish singer, 50, partnered with the gender-neutral children’s line NUNUNU to create her own collection featuring over 70 stereotype-free styles for kids aged zero to 14Y.

She worked on her line, aptly named CELINUNUNU, with the brand’s founders Iris Adler and Tali Milchberg, and simultaneously announced and released the capsule on Tuesday. (Check it out on celinununu.com.)

“I’ve always loved NUNUNU and what they represent,” Dion said in a statement. “Partnering with Iris and Tali to encourage a dialogue of equality and possibility makes so much sense.”

She continued, “CELINUNUNU lets children choose outside stereotypes and norms so they can bring from within their own tastes and preferences. We help them feel free, creative, inspired, respectful of one another and happy in the world.”

With this release, the singer and designer wants to encourage both parents and kids to break free of typical children’s clothing clichés and think outside the pink-for-girls and blue-for-boys mindset.

Therefore, the line delivers mini versions of fashion-forward looks. Dion created cool prints (like stars, alphabets and plus signs), shirts that say “NEW ORDER,” harem pants and skull-covered baby hats in a palette of white, black, yellow and denim. There’s even a leather jacket for kids that costs $290, though most prices fall between $50 and $100.

For the “My Heart Will Go On” songstress, it’s a personal mission to expand people’s mindsets when it come to fashion, which is why Dion aligned so much with the brand’s mission: “Fashion has the power to shape people’s minds.”

Read the whole story here.

h/t Breitbart

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