The first thing that comes to our mind when we hear Santa, is a fat old man with a white beard and red costume, well.. at least for most of us.
Recently, A Christmas-related suggestion has gained a lot of attention and it’s about making Santa Claus a neutral gender person which means changing “Father Christmas” to “Person Christmas”.
So the kind guy who brings our Christmas gifts on December 24 will become gender-neutral, which some people consider important.
Unilad wrote first about this popular movement that continues to gain support and sites such as news.com.au followed right after. All in all, the “proposal” has sparked a lot of debates – although it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere since people hardly take it seriously.
This is getting out of hand now, people are petitioning to call Father Christmas “person Christmas”.
Get a life.
— stéchi🛸 (@stechiwav) 20 décembre 2017
SJW want Father Christmas to be renamed “person Christmas”… I just don’t understand why he can’t just stay a man!
— Mario (Mazz Mazzios) (@mariotorella_) 20 décembre 2017
It’s unsurprising that this topic has gotten so controversial. Especially on social media where it has been discussed back and forth since 2017. With that said, some argue that there are good points behind the idea.
The idea of those who want to shake Christmas a little is that they want to change the name of “Father Christmas”, the way Britain refers to Santa Claus, to “Person Christmas”.
The reason is, of course, to make it more gender-neutral.
“The conversation just starts with gender-neutral clothing lines or gender-fluid imagery – we need to be hearing more of the voices and experiences of gender-fluid and non-binary people and genuinely start moving away from binary gender representations and fixed gender roles,” said Claudia Carvell, a member of the LGBT Foundation, according to Unilad.
What do you think – should Father Christmas become Person Christmas? or should it stay the same?
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