School administrators in Scotland noticed that there were a lot of kids in their classrooms who didn’t live with their fathers or didn’t have any fathers. With Father’s Day fast approaching, the schools decided to do something about the growing incidence of divorce, illegitimacy, lesbian relationships, and single parenthood in Scotland.
They decided to penalize those few remaining kids who actually live with their fathers.
Yes, that’s right: the schools decided not to follow the customary practice of having the kids make Father’s Day cards for their dads. According to the Telegraph :
Father’s Day cards banned in Scottish schools
Thousands of primary pupils were prevented from making Father’s Day cards at school for fear of embarrassing classmates who live with single mothers and lesbians.
The politically correct policy was quietly adopted at schools “in the interests of sensitivity” over the growing number of lone-parent and same-sex households.
It only emerged after a large number of fathers failed to receive their traditional cards and handmade gifts.
Family rights campaigners last night condemned the policy as “absurd” and argued that it is marginalising fathers, but local authorities said teachers need to react to “the changing pattern of family life”.
An Office for National Statistics report in April found that one in four British children now lives with a lone parent — double the figure 20 years ago.
The Father’s Day card ban has been introduced by schools in Glasgow, Edinburgh, East Renfrewshire, Dumfries and Galloway and Clackmannanshire.
The making of Mother’s Day cards and crafts, in the run-up to Mothering Sunday, remains generally permitted.
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But the Father’s Day edict follows a series of other politically correct measures introduced in primary schools, including the removal of Christian references from festive greetings cards.
Matt O’Connor, founder of campaign group Fathers For Justice, said: “I’m astonished at this. It totally undermines the role and significance of fathers whether they are still with the child’s mother or not.
“It also sends out a troubling message to young boys that fathers aren’t important.”
Mr. O’Connor is correct. Fathers aren’t important. With the all-powerful state hovering nearby, ready to support her and take care of her every need, a woman and her children have no need of any of those nasty testosterone-poisoned men.
Men may still have certain necessary functions to perform — operating jackhammers, lifting manhole covers, acting as sperm donors or boy-toys — but fathering isn’t one of them.
Local authorities defended the change, saying teachers needed to act “sensitively” at a time when many children were experiencing family breakdown and divorce.
A spokesman for East Renfrewshire Council said: “Increasingly, it is the case that there are children who haven’t got fathers or haven’t got fathers living with them and teachers are having to be sensitive about this.
“Teachers have always had to deal with some pupils not having fathers or mothers, but with marital breakdown it is accelerating.”
Notice that nobody finds any need to be sensitive about the boys and girls who can no longer make cards for their dads. I guess those kids will just have to suck it up.
Jim Goodall, head of education at Clackmannanshire Council, said teachers are expected to behave with common sense but be sensitive to “the changing pattern of family life.”
The “changing pattern of family life” is that our societal institutions, including the family, have now officially entered the behavioral sink.
For readers not familiar with population biology, the “behavioral sink” is a description of the collective behavior of animals whose population exceeds a certain density within their environment. Characteristics of the phenomenon include:
- Dramatically increased acts of random violence, including killing
- A reduction in live births
- A reduction in the formation of pair-bonds
- A failure to nurture offspring properly, if at all
- Individual self-destructive behavior
- An increasing incidence of homosexual activity