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a Few Words

Mother’s Day? Bah! Humbug!

Photo by Jackie Tan on Unsplash

There are three excellent reasons to eliminate Mother’s Day.

1-Mother’s Day is an artificial “holiday.” Sure, when Anna Jarvis started the thing in 1908, she had good intentions, wanting to honor her own mother. But by 1920, even Jarvis had gotten disgusted with the way card and flower sellers had fully co-opted the event. The woman who initiated the whole mess campaigned thereafter to eliminate it.

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