It’s Mother’s Day in the UK, and the British supermarket chain Waitrose is offering a Mother’s Day card on its website that doesn’t use the word “mother.”
Instead, the card says, “Happy You Day.”
In a statement, Waitrose said that the card is for all sorts of parents. Offering it is about “broadening out who the cards can go to, whether it’s grandmas or transgender mums.”
Plenty of cards that use the word “mother” are still available, but conservatives were outraged at the mere existence of the “You Day” card.
OMG Waitrose are now selling trans gender MOTHERS DAY cards! Oh please Fuck off! What are we coming too? 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙉🙉🙉🙉
— English Lion (@agreaterland) March 11, 2018
Waitrose produce gender-neutral Mother’s Day cards to deny the actual gender of mothers.
Mothers are female.
Happy Mother’s Day mums, and big respect to single Dads too.
— Nick Pye 🅿️ (@Nick_Pye) March 11, 2018
This person appears to want a “Happy Uterus Day” card.
— Goody Hatchet (@JeanHatchet) March 11, 2018
— Jon Gaunt (@jongaunt) March 11, 2018
So, the effect of this insanity is the gradual erosion of the female.
The logical upshot of radical left wing identity politics – and the sheer thickness displayed by these big businesses who weakly play to their agenda. https://t.co/vv9CeyqhFu
— Peter Whittle AM (@prwhittle) March 11, 2018
The card is no longer available on Waitrose’s site, but other Mother’s Day cards are still there.