Washingtonian Editor: People Shouldn’t Say ‘Start a Family’ Because It’s Offensive

The perpetually offended have found yet another thing to rail against. This time it’s talking about starting a family. I wondered about this during Mother’s Day. When will they start asking and demanding that we have an all-inclusive Mother’s Day ? Why should we let some people feel left out because they aren’t mothers? For that matter, why should we have Father’s Day? Or even a day for parents at all? We should just make it family day. Or perhaps even forget about family. What about those who never really had a family that they wanted to celebrate? Just call it persons day. Or how about those who think that humans dominate the planet? Maybe we shouldn’t celebrate people.

When we refuse to identify the fact that we are different, and that we have differences that are important, we run into these absurdities.



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